Theaters of War: America's Perceptions of World War II

Theaters of War: America's Perceptions of World War II

by V. Casaregola
     
 
Historian Vincent Casaregola examines the portrayal of WWII in popular culture and how that protrayal has changed over time. By examining WWII films, literature, theatreand art from the Cold War era, the Vietnam War, the Reagan years, and present day, heseeks to understnad the part played by current politics, events and conflicts.

Overview

Historian Vincent Casaregola examines the portrayal of WWII in popular culture and how that protrayal has changed over time. By examining WWII films, literature, theatreand art from the Cold War era, the Vietnam War, the Reagan years, and present day, heseeks to understnad the part played by current politics, events and conflicts.

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"The study offers interesting perceptions of how attitudes toward the Cold War and the Vietnam War played through a lens of "the good war" . . . Casaregola's extensive filmography and list of broadcast sources of highly useful. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403964861
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/18/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Vincent Casaregola is Associate Professor of English at Saint Louis University. From 1994 to 2007, he directed the English Writing Program there. He has previously taught at The University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, The University of Iowa, and John Carroll University.

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