OverviewOriginally published in 1948 and used as a textbook by the United States Army for years, this authoritative guide provides a complete theoretical exploration of the purpose and nature of propaganda in times of war. Detailing and defining the history, strategies, limitations, and effectiveness of psychological warfare, this reference allows readers to draw comparisons to the modern usage of such techniques that exist in the news media and within advertising and political campaigns.
Author BiographyPaul M. A. Linebarger was a colonel in the United States Army, where he was involved in the creation of the Office of War Information and the Operation Planning and Intelligence Board. He also helped organize the Army's first psychological warfare section. He taught Asiatic studies at Johns Hopkins University and is the author of The Planet Buyer, The Political Doctrines of Sun-Yat-Sen, and Quest of the Three Worlds.