Myth and the Greatest Generation: A Social History of Americans in World War II / Edition 1

Myth and the Greatest Generation: A Social History of Americans in World War II / Edition 1

by Kenneth Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415956773

ISBN-13: 9780415956772

Pub. Date: 08/10/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Myth and the Greatest Generation calls into question the glowing paradigm of the World War II generation set up by such books as The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw.

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

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Myth and the Greatest Generation calls into question the glowing paradigm of the World War II generation set up by such books as The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw.

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 during World War II than is generally acknowledged. Issues of racial, labor unrest, juvenile delinquency, and marital infidelity were rampant, and the black market flourished.

This book delves into both personal and national issues, calling into questions the dominant view of World War II as ‘The Good War’.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415956772
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,063,092
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Americans Abroad Part 2: Americans at Home Part 3: Americans and the Culture of World War II Part 4: Americans and the End of the Bad War

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