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Author Baesler, John Philipp,
Title Clearer than truth : the polygraph and the American Cold War / John Philipp Baesler.
Imprint Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2018]

Author Baesler, John Philipp,
Series Culture and politics in the Cold War and beyond
Culture and politics in the Cold War and beyond.
Subject Lie detectors and detection -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Lie detectors and detection -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Internal security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Allegiance -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Cold War -- Political aspects -- United States.
Add Title Polygraph and the American Cold War
Description 1 online resource (xii, 309 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- How the polygraph does and does not work -- Truth to remake society, 1880s-1940 -- World War II, national security, and the search for loyal citizens -- The polygraph and the specter of totalitarianism within -- Truth and national security in the American Cold War -- Immeasurable security : the polygraph and the CIA -- The polygraph and the problems of deterrence -- Congress, the right to privacy, and the retrenchment of the polygraph -- Epilogue.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 20, 2018).
ISBN 9781613765647 (electronic bk.)
1613765649 (electronic bk.)
9781613765654 (electronic bk.)
1613765657 (electronic bk.)
9781625343130 (hardcover)
OCLC # 1029063674
Additional Format Print version: Baesler, John Philipp. Clearer than truth. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2018 9781625343130 (DLC) 2017050240


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