The Resource The "Good War" in American memory, John Bodnar

The "Good War" in American memory, John Bodnar

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The "Good War" in American memory
Title
The "Good War" in American memory
Statement of responsibility
John Bodnar
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Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"2003 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice." "An uncommonly well balanced account of the political biases of American movies ... A fine read for the generalist yet a scholarly achievement."---Choice. "You cannot but be seduced and even sometimes bedazzled by Bodnar's clear, well-informed and impartial analysis."---Cercles. "Bodnar provides a useful provocation. He asks us to think imaginatively about the subtle and complex ways movies communicate ideas and attitudes."---Journal of American History. "Open minded and even handed, he appreciates the nuances and mixed messages of Hollywood cinema."---American Historical Review. "The "Good War" in American Memory dispels the long-held myth that Americans forged an agreement on why they had to fight in World War II. John Bodnar's sociocultural examination of the vast public debate that took place in the United States over the war's meaning reveals that the idea of the "good war" was highly contested." "Bodnar's comprehensive study of the disagreements that marked the American remembrance of World War II in the six decades following its end draws on an array of sources: fiction and nonfiction, movies, theater, and public monuments. He identifies alternative strands of memory---tragic and brutal versus heroic and virtuous---and reconstructs controversies involving veterans, minorities, and memorials. In building this narrative, Bodnar shows how the idealism of President Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms was lost in the public commemoration of World War II, how the war's memory became intertwined in the larger discussion over American national identity, and how it only came to be known as the "good war" many years after its conclusion."--BOOK JACKET
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MiAaPQ
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1944-
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Bodnar, John E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D744.7.U6
LC item number
B635 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Collective memory
  • Memory
  • War and society
  • National characteristics, American
Label
The "Good War" in American memory, John Bodnar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wartime -- Soldiers write the war -- "No place for weaklings" -- Monuments and mourning -- The split screen -- The outsiders -- The victors -- Conclusion -- Postscript on Iraq
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421400020
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MiAaPQ)ebr11161084
Label
The "Good War" in American memory, John Bodnar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wartime -- Soldiers write the war -- "No place for weaklings" -- Monuments and mourning -- The split screen -- The outsiders -- The victors -- Conclusion -- Postscript on Iraq
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421400020
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MiAaPQ)ebr11161084

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