The Myth of the Eastern Front: The Nazi-Soviet War in American Popular Culture

The Myth of the Eastern Front: The Nazi-Soviet War in American Popular Culture

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by Ronald Smelser, Edward J. Davies ll
     
 

Some Americans are receptive to a positive interpretation of German military conduct on the Russian front in World War II.See more details below

Overview

Some Americans are receptive to a positive interpretation of German military conduct on the Russian front in World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521833653
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. Americans experience the war in Russia, 1941–5; 2. The Cold War and the emergence of a lost cause mythology; 3. The German generals talk, write, and network; 4. Memoirs, novels, and popular histories; 5. Winning hearts and minds: the Germans interpret the war for the United States public; 6. The gurus; 7. Wargames, the internet, and the popular culture of the Romancers; 8. Romancing the war, re-enactors, and 'what-if' history.

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