Kyle A. Cuordileone

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Kyle A. Cuordileone, Professor


University of California Irvine, PhD History

Academic Interests:

Twentieth Century United States History; Cold War Politics and Culture; Communism and Anti-Communism.


K.A. Cuordileone, Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War, (Routledge, 2005).

Recent Articles and Reviews:

Book Review: Matthew W. Dunne, A Cold War State of Mind: Brainwashing and Postwar American Society, Pacific Historical Review (May 2015).

The Cold War at HomeThe Routledge Handbook of Diplomatic and Military History, eds. Christos Frentzos, Antonio Thompson (Routledge, 2013)

Book Review: Douglas M. Charles, The FBI’s Obscene File: J. Edgar Hoover and the Bureau’s Crusade Against Smut, Journal of American Studies (September 2013).

Book ReviewRalph LaRossa, Of Men and War: World War II and The Lives of Fathers and Their Families, Journal of American History (June 2012)

The Torment of Secrecy: Reckoning With Communism and Anti-Communism After Venona,” Diplomatic History (September 2011).

Book review of John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr and Alexander Vassiliev, Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America, American Historical Review (April 2010)


Cuordileone’s book Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War is discussed in a New Yorker article about Barack Obama:

Current Research:

The case of Noel Field and the mythical "Fieldist conspiracy" that brought down dozens of eastern European Communist leaders in Stalinist purges in 1949-1953.

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