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What Soldiers Do Sex and the American GI in World War II France

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ISBN-10: 0226923096

ISBN-13: 9780226923093

Edition: 2013

Authors: Mary Louise Roberts

List price: $30.00
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How do you convince men to charge across heavily mined beaches into deadly machine-gun fire? Do you appeal to their bonds with their fellow soldiers, their patriotism, their desire to end tyranny and mass murder? Certainly—but if you’re the US Army in 1944, you also try another tack: you dangle the lure of beautiful French women, waiting just on the other side of the wire, ready to reward their liberators in oh so many ways.That’s not the picture of the Greatest Generation that we’ve been given, but it’s the one Mary Louise Roberts paints to devastating effect inWhat Soldiers Do. Drawing on an incredible range of sources, including news reports, propaganda and training materials, official…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/17/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Mary Louise Roberts is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin and the author of� What Soldiers�Do:�Sex and the American GI�in World War II France, Disruptive Acts: The New Woman in Fin de Si�cle France and Civilization without Sexes: Reconstructing Gender in Postwar France, 1917–1928.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Romance
Soldier, Liberator, Tourist
The Myth of the Manly GI
Masters in Their House
Prostitution
Amerilots and Harlots
The Silver Foxhole
Dangerous Indiscretions
Rape
The Innocent Suffer
Black Terror on the Bocage
Conclusion: Two Victory Days
Notes
Index