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Why America fights : patriotism and war propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq / Susan A. Brewer.

By: Brewer, Susan A. (Susan Ann), 1958-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009Description: x, 342 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780195381351 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0195381351 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780199753963 (paperback); 0199753962 (paperback).Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century | Politics and war -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Patriotism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Propaganda, American -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 303.6/60973
Contents:
The "divine mission": war in the Philippines -- Crusade for democracy: over there in the great war -- The good war: fighting for a better life in World War II -- War in Korea: "the front line in the struggle between freedom and tyranny" -- Why Vietnam: more questions than answers -- Operation Iraqi Freedom: war and infoganda.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The "divine mission": war in the Philippines -- Crusade for democracy: over there in the great war -- The good war: fighting for a better life in World War II -- War in Korea: "the front line in the struggle between freedom and tyranny" -- Why Vietnam: more questions than answers -- Operation Iraqi Freedom: war and infoganda.

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Library Journal Review

American presidents have repeatedly packaged military interventions or wars in terms that they hoped would mobilize the nation's support. Brewer (To Win the Peace: British Propaganda in the United States During World War II) illustrates how President McKinley's stated reasons for going to war in the Philippines were similar to President George W. Bush's professed aims; separated by a more than a century, both presidents defended their decisions in the name of spreading democracy and American-style freedom. Verdict This is an excellent primer for emerging politicians and opinion makers. Historians and anyone interested in the role of the media during wartime will want to study this book.-Edwin B. Burgess, U.S. Army Combined Arms Research Lib., Fort Leavenworth, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Susan A. Brewer is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is the author of To Win the Peace: British Propaganda in the United States during World War II.

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