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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521833655

ISBN-13: 9780521833653

Pub. Date: 10/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


About the Author:
Professor Ronald Smelser is former president of the German Studies Association and the Conference Group for Central European History as well as a former member of the American Advisory Board of the German Historical Institute in Washington

About the Author:
Professor Edward J. Davies II served on the advisory board

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About the Author:
Professor Ronald Smelser is former president of the German Studies Association and the Conference Group for Central European History as well as a former member of the American Advisory Board of the German Historical Institute in Washington

About the Author:
Professor Edward J. Davies II served on the advisory board for National Geographic's Concise History of the World

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


Illustrations     ix
Preface     xi
Introduction     1
Americans Experience the War in Russia, 1941-1945     7
The Cold War and the Emergence of a Lost Cause Mythology     39
The German Generals Talk, Write, and Network     64
Memoirs, Novels, and Popular Histories     90
Winning Hearts and Minds: The Germans Interpret the War for the United States Public     127
The Gurus     157
Wargames, the Internet, and the Popular Culture of the Romancers     187
Romancing the War: Reenactors, and "What If History"     223
Conclusion     247
Notes     261
Bibliography     303
Index     319

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