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[Editorial Note: Replies should be sent to the e-mail address below.] Dear fellow list members, I am assembling sources on U.S. economic warfare (more than just blockade) during World War II (1939-1945) for a component to a current book project. So far I have been frustrated in finding much, beyond discussions of the prewar economic steps against Japan (such as Miller, Bankrupting the Enemy), strategic bombing, and the biography of Leo Crowley (who headed up the Board of Economic Warfare and the Foreign Economic Administration, successively). I am interested in certain U.S. activities to curtail German economic activity in Latin America (particularly communications firms), undertaken by Nelson Rockefeller and the Office of the Co-Ordinator of Inter-American Affairs in 1940-1942, but the standard works I've found so far covering this have looked at U.S.-Latin American policy broadly or the cultural/commercial improvement angles. I've only found one work that references the intelligence side (Paul Kramer's 1981 piece on U.S. cooperation with the U.K.) with some vague references in signals intelligence histories or histories of ITT. I have requested (but not yet reviewed) the Medlicott official history of the U.K. economic warfare efforts and the official U.S. history of Rockefeller's office. Nothing else seems to be 'jumping' up from diplomatic, military or intelligence history literature, JSTOR, or Google books. Am I missing something big here? I fear that either nothing has been done or there is much buried in other accounts. I'd prefer the former to overlooking the latter. I am happy to take suggestions or recommendations offline. Respectfully, Jonathan Reed Winkler Department of History Wright State University Dayton, OH 45435 http://www.wright.edu/~jonathan.winkler/