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Published: 01 April 2018

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474417815

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The Pilgrims Society and Public Diplomacy, 1895-1945

First Edition

Stephen Bowman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Anglo-American Relations

  • Draws on rich archival research to explore how the elite Pilgrims Society network--whose members included J. P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie--influenced the Anglo-American relationship in the days before it became 'special'
  • Original case studies focus on the proceedings and wider diplomatic significance of lavish banquets held across the period at iconic New York and London hotels like the Waldorf-Astoria and the Savoy
  • Challenges existing orthodoxies about the origins of public diplomacy
  • Show that greater governmental involvement in public diplomacy was only legitimised through the earlier work of semi-official organisations operating within a state-private nexus