Author:Edward Bernays

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Edward Bernays
one of the fathers of the field of public relations and was one of the first to attempt to manipulate public opinion using the unconscious mind.
Edward Bernays


  • The Broadway Anthology, with Samuel Hoffenstein, Walter J. Kingsley, and Murdock Pemberton (external scan)
  • Crystallizing Public Opinion (1923)
    • Crystallizing Public Opinion (1961) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2056 due to Renewal RE438738
  • A Public Relations Counsel (1927)
  • Verdict of Public Opinion on Propaganda (1927)
  • An Outline of Careers: A Practical Guide to Achievement by Thirty-Eight Eminent Americans (1927) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2023 due to Renewal R129906
  • Propaganda (1928) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2024 due to Renewal R159390
  • This Business of Propaganda (1928)
  • Universities—Pathfinders in Public Opinion (1937)
  • Careers for Men: A Practical Guide to Opportunity in Business, Written by Thirty-Eight Successful Americans (1939)
  • Speak Up for Democracy: What You Can Do—A Practical Plan of Action for Every American Citizen (1940) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2036 due to Renewal R424131
  • Future of Private Enterprise in the Post-War World (1942)
  • Democratic Leadership in Total War (1943)
  • Psychological Blueprint for the Peace—Canada, U.S.A. (1944)
  • Public Relations (1945) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal RE069553
  • Your Place at the Peace Table. What You Can Do to Win a Lasting United Nations Peace (1945)
  • "The Engineering of Consent" in Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 270 (March, 1947)
  • What the British Think of Us: A Study of British Hostility to America and Americans and Its Motivation, with Recommendations for Improving Anglo-American Relations (1950, co-author with his wife Doris Fleischman)
  • The Engineering of Consent (1955) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2050 due to Renewal RE168369
  • Your Future in Public Relations (1961)
  • Biography of an Idea: Memoirs of Public Relations Counsel (1965)
  • Case for Reappraisal of U.S. Overseas Information Policies and Programs (Special Study) (1970), edited by Edward L. Bernays and Burnet Hershey

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