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The end of victory culture : cold war America and the disillusioning of a generation

Author: Tom Engelhardt
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.
Series: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Rev. and expanded pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A triumphalist myth, unquestioned for years, promoted the belief that America would always overcome its enemies. Engelhardt shows how major events since 1945 have thoroughly eroded this belief, resulting in disillusionment for those over 40 and bewilderment for the post-Vietnam War generation. He focuses on a variety of related themes: Indian captivity narratives; Hollywood's depiction of our "enemies," usually  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Engelhardt, Tom, 1944-
End of victory culture.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607020570
Online version:
Engelhardt, Tom, 1944-
End of victory culture.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608202990
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Engelhardt
ISBN: 9781558495869 155849586X
OCLC Number: 162652287
Description: xiii, 387 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. War story. Triumphalist despair --
Story time --
Ambush at kamikaze pass --
Premonitions: the Asian death of victory culture. Pt. 2. Containments (1945-1962). War games --
X marks the spot --
The enemy disappears --
The haunting of childhood --
Entering the twilight zone. Pt. 3. The era of reversals (1962-1975). The first coming of G.I. Joe --
The invisible government --
Playing with fire --
Into the Charnel House of language --
The president as mad Mullah --
The crossover point --
"Something rather dark and bloody" --
The war crimes of Daniel Ellsberg --
Ambush at kamikaze pass (II) --
Besieged --
Reconstruction.
Series Title: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
Responsibility: Tom Engelhardt.
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