Ian Fleming and the public profile of the CIA
Moran, Christopher R.. (2013) Ian Fleming and the public profile of the CIA. Journal of Cold War Studies, Volume 15 (Number 1). pp. 119-146. ISSN 1520-3972Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/JCWS_a_00310
This article represents the first major analysis of the appearance of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the James Bond novels of British spy fiction writer Ian Fleming. The article shows that Fleming was remarkably influential during the early Cold War in establishing the public profile of the CIA. The novels, which include manifold references to the agency and its staff, were published at a time when the CIA kept out of the public limelight and when other cultural forms, including Hollywood, refrained from making too much fanfare about intelligence matters. Drawing on recently declassified material, including the papers of fabled CIA Director Allen Dulles, the article demonstrates that the agency took a keen interest in Bond, even drawing inspiration from his adventures and the novels' depictions of technology.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Cold War Studies|
|Page Range:||pp. 119-146|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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