PERSUADE OR PERISH by Wallace Carroll


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The story of psychological warfare where the battleground is the mind both of the enemy and of ourselves, by the director of the OWI in London who superintended the operations in the European theatre. A running history, this completes Edmond Taylor's Strategy of Terror (1940) as it traces the use of psychological warfare from the bungling African campaign and the Darlan affair through the invasion of Germany and the Gotter-dammerung of Goebbels. However, primarily, this stresses the pressing necessity of creating a fourth arm to our services with the shadow of Russian expansion. In play by play accounts the techniques of both Soviet and German propaganda machines contrast with the need for our strategy of persuasion to meet the all too evident Soviet strategy of confusion... A lively exciting book, -- A timely book for today, as well as a dramatic account of this particular branch of warfare as it operated through the war years.

Pub Date: Aug. 31st, 1948
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin