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Theaters of War

America’s Perceptions of World War II

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Vincent Casaregola
    Pages 1-11
  3. Vincent Casaregola
    Pages 13-25
  4. Vincent Casaregola
    Pages 27-53
  5. Vincent Casaregola
    Pages 55-77
  6. Vincent Casaregola
    Pages 79-106
  7. Vincent Casaregola
    Pages 107-136
  8. Vincent Casaregola
    Pages 137-157
  9. Vincent Casaregola
    Pages 159-184
  10. Vincent Casaregola
    Pages 185-211
  11. Vincent Casaregola
    Pages 213-238
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 239-281

About this book

Introduction

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

Keywords

Cold War crusades culture perception politics Vietnam War World War II

About the authors

VINCENT CASAREGOLA is Professor of English and Director of the English Department Writing Program at Saint Louis University, USA.

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Reviews

"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