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Myth and the Greatest Generation : A Social History of Americans in World War II

By: Rose, Kenneth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (381 p.).ISBN: 9781135909956.Subject(s): United States - Social conditions - 1933-1945 | United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 - Social aspects - United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Myth and the Greatest Generation : A Social History of Americans in World War IIDDC classification: 940.53/73 | 940.5373 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Myth and the Greatest Generation: A Social History of Americans in World War II; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; World War II Timeline; Introduction; Part I Americans Abroad; 1 Fairness, Savagery, Delight,Trauma, and Vice; 2 Combat Remembered; 3 Why We Fight; Part II Americans at Home; 4 Gearing Up for War; 5 The Home Front and Its Discontents; 6 Life at the Margins; Part III Americans and the Culture of World War II; 7 Popular Culture; 8 The Literature of War; Part IV Americans and the End of the War; 9 Haunted Forests and Death Camps,Kamikazes and Atomic Bombs; 10 Going Home
ConclusionNotes; Index
Summary: Myth and the Greatest Generation calls into question the glowing paradigm of the World War II generation set up by such books as The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. Including analysis of news reports, memoirs, novels, films and other cultural artefacts Ken Rose shows the war was much more disruptive to the lives of Americans in the military and on the home front during World War II than is generally acknowledged. Issues of racial, labor unrest, juvenile delinquency, and marital infidelity were rampant, and the black market flourished.This book delve
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Cover; Myth and the Greatest Generation: A Social History of Americans in World War II; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; World War II Timeline; Introduction; Part I Americans Abroad; 1 Fairness, Savagery, Delight,Trauma, and Vice; 2 Combat Remembered; 3 Why We Fight; Part II Americans at Home; 4 Gearing Up for War; 5 The Home Front and Its Discontents; 6 Life at the Margins; Part III Americans and the Culture of World War II; 7 Popular Culture; 8 The Literature of War; Part IV Americans and the End of the War; 9 Haunted Forests and Death Camps,Kamikazes and Atomic Bombs; 10 Going Home

ConclusionNotes; Index

Myth and the Greatest Generation calls into question the glowing paradigm of the World War II generation set up by such books as The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. Including analysis of news reports, memoirs, novels, films and other cultural artefacts Ken Rose shows the war was much more disruptive to the lives of Americans in the military and on the home front during World War II than is generally acknowledged. Issues of racial, labor unrest, juvenile delinquency, and marital infidelity were rampant, and the black market flourished.This book delve

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<p>Kenneth D. Rose is Lecturer of twentieth-century American and social history at California State University, Chico. He is the author of One Nation Underground: The Fallout Shelter in American Culture and American Women and the Repeal of Prohibition.</p>

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