Selling the CIA : public relations and the culture of secrecy / David Shamus McCarthy.

Author
McCarthy, David Shamus [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
Description
xi, 215 pages ; 24 cm

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Subject(s)
Summary note
"In Selling the CIA, David McCarthy contends that events that unfolded during the 1970s badly damaged the CIA's mystique, which had been assiduously cultivated since the Agency's inception in 1947. In response to the unprecedented crisis, CIA officials developed a far-reaching public relations strategy. McCarthy's is the first systematic history of CIA public relations between 1974 and 2014, demonstrating that the culture of secrecy at the CIA and its PR campaigns are fundamentally intertwined"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Preface: The "family jewels" -- Introduction: "A fundamental public relations problem" -- "Telling the intelligence story": William Colby, ARIO, and the CIA counteroffensive, 1973-1976 -- Admiral Stansfield Turner, Herbert Hetu, and the legend of CIA openness, 1977-1980 -- The culture of secrecy unleashed, 1981-1987 -- The rise and fall of the new era of openness at the CIA, 1988-2001 -- "We either get out and sell, or we get hammered": the spinning of torture, 2002-2017.
ISBN
  • 9780700626427 (hardcover)
  • 0700626425 (hardcover)
  • (electronic book)
LCCN
2018010428
OCLC
1012719254
Other standard number
  • 99977917261
RCP
C - S