Books by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Released: June 1, 2017

"Academic history light on bombast, with clear relevance to our current unsettled moment."
Evenhanded account of society's persistent embrace of surveillance for security and control. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A solid contribution to Vietnam-era history."
A thoughtful study of the role of ethnic minorities, students, women, and labor activists in ending an unpopular war. —A people's revolt contributed to the ending of U.S. participation in the Vietnam War,— writes Jeffreys-Jones (American History/Univ. of Edinburgh, Scotland; Changing Differences: Women and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1995). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"Despite these lapses, generally engaging. (10 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This thoughtful study weighs received wisdom about women who influence American foreign policy against the evidence. Read full book review >
THE CIA AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Released: March 15, 1989

Despite an inflammatory opening sentence ("Democracy depends upon secret intelligence for its survival. . .") this is a dispassionate, comprehensive study of the CIA from its inception through the mid-'80s, emphasizing the "distinctive problems" foisted on the Agency by the democratic process—an obsession with crisis prediction, restriction to foreign work, and American Gestapo fears. Read full book review >