New Book: The Patronage of the Mightier: Ankara's Cross Atlantic Prescriptions from America During the 50s

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Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce publication my book The Patronage of the Mightier: Ankara's Cross Atlantic Prescriptions from America During the 50s on the US cultural and political dominance on Turkey in the aftermath of the 2nd WW (Libra, 2019), ISBN: 9786052380987

From publisher's website:

Turco-American relations have been scrutinized in many academic books from the historical as well as from political, economic and military perspectives. However, only a handful scarcely mentioned the untouched Ibrahim Yorgun dared to touch: the untold (hi)story of the Turkish mediocre who dreamed of living in a Turkey resembling little America, a prophecy of the President of the time, while in fact, the significant percentage who were enchanted by the American lifestyle that was reflected in popular texts, literature, music, education, food and other spectrum. Ibrahim courageously looked beyond the deeds of the statesmen through official documents of the American and Turkish governments. Therefore, this challenging book serves not only historians, educationists, political scientists, and sociologists but also common folk striving to understand the happenings of the near past.

Turbulence Abroad and Turmoil at Home

İnönü's Searches for Fireproof Tactics: An Unforgotten and Unforgiven Story

Passage to Democracy: The Naissance of a Multi-Party Regime

Russia Loses Turkey-America Anchors at the Bosphorus

Betrothal with United States: The Truman Doctrine

A. Second Hand American Gift: The Marshall Plan

TURCO-AMERICAN HEYDAY: 1950s and ITS SURPRISING OUTCOMES

Democrat Party (DP) Era: Progression to Regression

Battle for No Avail: Turkish Troops at South Korea

Ankara's Shields against Russia: Turkey Enters NATO

Obscure Homework-Concealed Agreements-Flashing Military Facilities

Fulfillment of United States Instructions

Ankara's Futile Effort: The Balkan and the Baghdad Pacts

Reciprocal Curtesy Visits of the Tops

Wedding Ring to Ankara: The Eisenhower Doctrine

United States Involvement (?!) in the 1960 Military Intervention

SOCIO-CULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS IN TURKEY: THE "LITTLE AMERICA" DREAM

American Attempts to Train Turks

Education

Expertise

Philanthropy

The American Academic and Civil Influential Contributions

Entrance of D.C's Imperialism upon Turkish Life: i.e. Food and Nutrition

ET CÆTERA: MULTIFARIOUS INFLUENCES IN TURKEY OF THE 1950S

Bits and Pieces from Personal Memories and American Touch

Let the Rhythm Play: Blending American Music and Turkish Rhyme

Inflow of American Reading Materials

Hollywood's Glamour Spellbounding the Turks

CONCLUSION

APPENDICES

REFERENCES

INDEX

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With best wishes

Dr. Ibrahim Yorgun

Middle East Technical University

iyorgun@metu.edu.tr