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Theaters of War : America's Perceptions of World War II - Vincent Casaregola

Theaters of War

America's Perceptions of World War II

Hardcover Published: 18th December 2009
ISBN: 9781403964861
Number Of Pages: 281

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Theaters of War traces the ways in which Americans have represented their involvement in World War II by examining the literature, film, and journalism that have shaped the understanding of the war from 1939 to the present.  Comprehensive in scope, this book looks at the ways Hollywood used World War II stories as vehicles for a Cold War message until the Vietnam War broke down Americans’ faith in that “Good War” narrative, and considers the memoir tradition that followed in its wake.  Casaregola demonstrates the ways in which the contemporary understanding of the war is richer, if still conflicted and has ultimately changed the view Americans have of themselves.

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"The study offers interesting perceptions of how attitudes toward the Cold War and the Vietnam War played through a lens of "the good war" . . . Casaregola's extensive filmography and list of broadcast sources of highly useful. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers." - Choice

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Faces of the Warp. 1
A War Warningp. 13
"Why We Fight"p. 27
How We Fight: Campaigns of Sacrifice and Servicep. 55
"The Great Crusade"p. 79
"Saddle Up! Let's Get Back to the War."p. 107
Longest Days in the "Good War"p. 137
Conscientious Objectionp. 159
Now It Can Be Told: Reopening Old Woundsp. 185
The Once and Future Warp. 213
Notesp. 239
Bibliographyp. 259
Filmography (and Broadcast Sources)p. 263
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9781403964861
ISBN-10: 1403964866
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 18th December 2009
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 13.97  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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