Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!: Pageantry and Patriotism in Cold-War Americaby Richard M. Fried
The revealing story of how America confronted communism and post-World War II complacency with elaborate displays of public patriotism. Meticulously researched and colorfully told, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! recreates--and absorbing--dimension of American history.
"Richard Fried's The Russians are Coming is a significant new approach to our understanding of domestic aspects of the cold war. Drawing on a rich array of original sources, Fried shows how a government-private partnership created public pageants to generate popular support for the conflict with the Soviet Union. No other work explains so well how prominent officials and business leaders tried to persuade ordinary people to see connections between their daily lives and the global competition with the Soviet Union."Robert D. Schulziner, University of Colorado, Boulder
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Richard M. Fried is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Nightmare in Red (OUP, 1990).
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