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Duty, honor, applause : America's entertainers in World War II

Author: Gary L Bloomfield; Stacie L Shain; Arlen C Davidson
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyon's Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A moving tribute to the greatest generation of entertainers.

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Genre/Form: History
Music
Songs and music
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary L Bloomfield; Stacie L Shain; Arlen C Davidson
ISBN: 1592285503 9781592285501
OCLC Number: 57168649
Description: 497 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The Great War and the prelude to WWII --
The Axis powers plunge into war --
A despicable act --
Tin Pan Alley sings red, white, and blue --
Thousands sign up "for the duration" --
Entertainers bolster troop morale --
War bonds: Americans chip in to support the cause --
Defense plants gear up for war --
Radio reinforces the message --
Hollywood and the Canteen --
The Pacific rim --
The USO "drafts" soldiers in greasepaint --
Nazi U-boats terrorize the Atlantic --
Broadway and the Stage Door Canteen --
Fighting in the Mediterranean --
"Spooks" of the OSS --
Chasing the foe across the Pacific --
Wounded vets cope --
Hollywood rallies the country --
Allied bombers hit fortress Europe --
'Celluloid comandos' advance military training frame by frame --
Turning point of the twentieth century: the invasion of fortress Europe --
Turning the tide in the Pacific --
Pinup girls show "T & A" weapons don't refer to tanks and artillery --
The final push across the Rhine --
The defiant and unstoppable Marlene --
V-Discs bring harmony to cacophony of war --
The bombing campaign over Japan --
Returning home ... finally.
Responsibility: Gary L. Bloomfield and Stacie L. Shain, with Arlen C. Davidson.
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"This book could be sent to school with your kids and used for social studies classes."--"Sports Illustrated," on "Duty, Honor, Victory"

 
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