“Thanks to Shoup for a new, fresh investigation of this crucial period that though distant from our awareness, offers an inspiring saga of an engaged public.” – Chris Carlsson
Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy
(co-authored with William Minter). Monthly Review Press, New York, 1977. Reprinted by Authors Choice Press 2004.
“A thoroughly researched expose of the discreet workings of the powerful Council on Foreign Relations…an influential oligarchy which not only studies but forms U.S. policy. With keen insight, the authors trace the origins of the increased power of the organization.” –American Library Association Booklist
“The first in-depth analysis of the activities and influence of the most important private institution in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy…Shoup and Minter’s work is based on detailed research, includingexamination of material hitherto unavailable to the public…this work will stand as a milestone.” –Library Journal
“Deeply researched, rich in detail, and completely trustworthy in its conclusions, this groundbreaking book provides many valuable insights into the larger issues of Indian life in the Spanish/Mexican eras. Rarer yet, individuals come to life with amazing specificity, evoking a complexity of human drama of the clash of cultures out of which modern California has grown.” –Malcolm Margolin, author of The Ohlone Way and publisher, Heyday Books
“Innovative in its approach and provocative in its conclusions, this book adds insight and controversy to the debate surrounding the purpose, function, and results of the Spanish Mission System in California.” –George H. Phillips, author of Indians and Intruders