Taking Books to the World: American Publishers and the Cultural Cold War, by Amanda Laugesen. (Pub Date: September, 2017, Publisher: UMass Press, ISBN: 978-1-62534-309-3).
The author uses the analogy of empire to argue that despite “charitable hopes, and intellectual reasoning behind this global experiment,” Franklin did not achieve “what it had hoped to accomplish.” A review of the book is in progress.
Little Cold Warriors: American Childhood in the 1950s, by Victoria M. Grieve. (Pub. Date: Jun 21, 2018, Publisher: OUP, ISBN: 9780190675691).
This is not really on FBP, but chapter 3 explores an interesting relation between the FPR and the Juvenile Books Abroad.