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In addition to the material available in the Modern Records Centre, we have found the following secondary literature useful, and they have been employed in our work. We recommend these sources for people seeking further information.

Andrew Burchell and Marie-Astrid Purton, August 2012

Biography and Additional Information

Buxton, John and Williams, Penry (eds), New College Oxford, 1379-1979 (Oxford, 1979).

Crossman, Richard, and Morgan, Janet (ed.) The Backbench Diaries of Richard Crossman (London, 1981)

Crossman, Richard, The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, 3 vols., (London, 1976-1977) - extracts from the sound recordings of Crossman's diaries are available online.

Dalyell, Tam, Dick Crossman: A Portrait (London, 1989)

Howard, Anthony, Crossman (London, 1990)

Young, Hugo, The Crossman Affair (London, 1976).


Briggs, Asa, The BBC: The First Fifty Years (Oxford, 1985)

Crossman, Richard, The Politics of Television: TV and the Political Party Image in Crossman, Richard (ed.) Three Studies in Modern Communications (London, 1969) MSS.154/4/PAM/15

Nossek, Hillel, BBC World Service Hebrew Section (1949-1968): The 'Voice of London for Israelis or the 'Voice of Israel' from London?, in Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 3:2, (2010), pp.242-255


Large, David Clay, Germans to the Front: West German re-armament in the Adenauer era (North Carolina, 1996).


Crossman, Richard, A Nation Reborn: The Israel of Weizmann, Bevin and Ben-Gurion (London, 1960)

Crossman, Richard, Palestine Mission: A Personal Record (London, 1946)

Halliday, Fred, Chapter 1: The Middle East, the Great Powers, and the Cold War in Sayigh, Yezid and Shlaim, Avid (eds.) The Cold War and the Middle East (Clarendon, 1997)

Sayigh, Yezid and Shlaim, Avi, Introduction in Sayigh, Yezid and Shlaim, Avi (eds.) The Cold War and the Middle East (Clarendon, 1997)

Shindler, Colin, A History of Modern Israel (Cambridge, 2008)

Wilson, Harold, The Chariot of Israel: Britain, America and the State of Israel (London, 1981)


Crossman, R. H. S., Plato Today (London, 1959).

Psychological Warfare

Cruickshank, Charles, The Fourth Arm: psychological warfare 1938-1945 (London, 1977).

Roetter, Charles, Psychological Warfare (London, 1974).

Thomson, Mathew, Psychological Subjects: identity, culture and health in twentieth-century Britain (Oxford, 2006).

Social Policy

Crossman, Richard, The Myths of Cabinet Government (Cambridge, 1972)

O’ Hara, Glen, From Dreams to Disillusionment: Economic and Social Planning in 1960s Britain (Basingstoke, 2006)