Hugh Wilford

Hugh Wilford is Professor of U.S. History at California State University, Long Beach. He is author of, among other books, The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America (Harvard University Press, 2008), a history of covert CIA funding of apparently private American citizen groups in the Cold War. His most recent book, America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East (Basic Books, 2013), was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and won the Washington Institute Gold Medal Book Prize, 2014. Hugh is currently at work on a general history of the CIA for The Great Courses, the prestigious U.S. series of video lectures.

Books by Hugh Wilford