Myth and the Greatest Generation A Social History of Americans in World War II
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Description: P EM Myth and the Greatest Generation /EM calls into question the glowing paradigm of the World War II generation set up by such books as EM The Greatest Generation /EM by Tom Brokaw. /P P Including analysis of news reports, memoirs, novels, films and other cultural artefacts Ken Rose shows the war was much more disruptive to the lives of Americans in the military and on the home front than is generally acknowledged. Issues of racial, labor unrest, juvenile delinquency, and marital infidelity were rampant, and the black market flourished. /P P /P P This book delves into both personal and national issues, calling into questions the dominant view of World War II as The Good War. /P
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Copyright year: 2008
Publication date: 10/8/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Kenneth D. Rose teaches at California State University and is author of American Women and the Repeal of Prohibition .
|World War II Timeline|
|Fairness, Savagery, Delight, Trauma, and Vice|
|Why We Fight|
|Americans at Home|
|Gearing Up for War|
|The Home Front and Its Discontents|
|Life at the Margins|
|Americans and the Culture of World War II|
|The Literature of War|
|Americans and the End of the War|
|Haunted Forests and Death Camps, Kamikazes and Atomic Bombs|