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Reviews of Marc Becker, The CIA in Ecuador (Durham: Duke University Press, 2020):

“Marc Becker is among our most respected scholars of cold war politics and policing in Latin America and this book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on the topic that provides much-needed historiography on Ecuador.” — Greg Grandin, author of The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America

“I am aware of no other book that goes into such detail on the evolution of the Ecuadorian Communist Party. Among Marc Becker's most important findings is his refreshing argument that Ecuadorian communism and anticommunism both emerged from Ecuadorian conflicts, aspirations, and class struggles. The party was not a puppet of Moscow, nor was the government a puppet of Washington. In line with some of the best work on Latin America's cold war, this volume makes an original and valuable contribution and will be as welcomed in the field as his excellent The FBI in Latin America.” — Max Paul Friedman, author of Rethinking Anti-Americanism: The History of an Exceptional Concept in American Foreign Relations

Julio F. Carrión, “War, Revolution, and Failed Democratization in Bolivia and Ecuador,” Latin American Research Review 58, no. 4 (2023): 960-71.

Thomas C. Field, Jr., The American Historical Review 128, no. 2 (June 2023): 977-78.

Ginger Williams, Peace & Change 48, no. 1 (January 2023): 63-65.

Evan C. Rothera, Journal of Global South Studies 39, no. 2 (Fall 2022): 434-36

James F Siekmeier, Journal of American History 109, no. 1 (June 2022): 200-201.

Richard H. Immerman, "Spying on Ecuador's Left: Perception and Misperception," Diplomatic History 46, no. 3 (June 2022): 647–50.

Alan McPherson, Journal of Social History 55, no. 3 (Spring 2022): 816-17.

Colby Ristow, The Americas 79, no. 2 (April 2022): 370-71.

George M. Lauderbaugh, Hispanic American Historical Review 102, no. 2 (February 2022): 167-168.

David M. K. Sheinin, H-Net Reviews, November 29, 2021.

Philip Chrimes, International Affairs 97, no. 5 (September 2021): 1666-67.

Ronn Pineo, H-Diplo Review Essay 361, August 3, 2021.

E. Acevedo, Choice Reviews, October 2021.

Guillermina Seri, "Review of Marc Becker’s The CIA in Ecuador," NACLA Report on the Americas, 53, no. 2 (Summer 2021): 208-209.

Etienne RP, "Dispatches from a Controlled American Source in Quito," The Duke Reader, May 3, 2021

Alfonso Reece Dousdebés, "La CIA en Ecuador," El Universo (February 22, 2021).

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