End of Victory Culture Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation

ISBN-10: 155849586X
ISBN-13: 9781558495869
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Tom Engelhardt
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 7/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628

An "absorbing and provocative" ( "New York Times" ) autopsy of a once-vital all-American myth: the cherished belief that elimination of a less-than human enemy was necessary to achieve our national destiny."An extraordinarily original work that places postwar American history in an entirely new perspective. Anyone who wishes to introduce students to post-1945 American culture should assign this wonderful book."--John Dower, MIT, author of "War Without Mercy" "Absorbing and provocative." "--New York Times" "Full of brilliancies, this "tour de force" is one of those rare books that can change the way we see."--Todd Gitlin, author of "The Sixties" "A perfect book to use in twentieth-century history courses."--Elaine Tyler May, author of "Homeward Bound"

War story
Triumphalist despairp. 3
Story timep. 16
Ambush at Kamikaze Passp. 37
Premonitions : the Asian death of victory culturep. 54
Containments (1945-1962)
War gamesp. 69
X marks the spotp. 90
The enemy disappearsp. 113
The haunting of childhoodp. 133
Entering the Twilight Zonep. 155
The era of reversals (1962-1975)
The first comng of G.I. Joep. 175
The invisible governmentp. 181
Playing with firep. 187
Into the charnel house of languagep. 193
The president as mad mullahp. 202
The crossover pointp. 204
"Something rather dark and bloody"p. 215
The war crimes of Daniel Ellsbergp. 227
Ambush at Kamikaze Pass (II)p. 234
Besiegedp. 241
Reconstructionp. 254
Afterlife (1975-1994)
Victory culture, the sequel
Victory culture, the sequel : crashing and burning in Iraqp. 305
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