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Marco Mariano

Università del Piemonte Orientale

The Cold War and the Selling of the "Atlantic community" in American Photojournalism and Magazines: the Case of Italy, 1946-1956


Marco Mariano (1968) is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Literature of the Università del Piemonte Orientale-Vercelli and a member of the "Piero Bairati" Center for American and Euro-American Studies ( He received a degree in Political Science from the University of Turin and a Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Genoa. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of History of Columbia University (2000). His publications on American intellectual history and historiography include: Lo storico nel suo labirinto: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. tra storia, impegno civile e politica (The Historian in His Labyrinth: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., History, Public Commitment and Politics), Milan: Franco Angeli, 1999, and on Euro-American relations and American journalism: Europa e Stati Uniti secondo il New York Times: La corrispondenza estera di Anne O'Hare McCormick, 1920-1954 (Europe and the United States according to the New York Times: The Foreign Correspondence of Anne O'Hare McCormick, 1920-1954) Turin: Otto, 2001 (with F. Pinelli), as well as several essays on the relations between the United States and Italy in the postwar years. At the Italian Academy his work will explore the place of Italy in the "Atlantic community" in the context of its popularization by mainstream American magazines during the Cold War.