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The Falklands War : myth and countermyth

Author: David Monaghan
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] : MacMillan Press ; New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
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In the first full length analysis of myth-making activity around the Falklands war, Monaghan examines how the Thatcherite reading of the war as a myth of British greatness reborn was developed through political speeches and writing.
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Art and the war
Named Person: Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Thatcher
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Monaghan
ISBN: 0333655818 9780333655818 031221331X 9780312213312
OCLC Number: 38738869
Description: xviii, 208 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Margaret Thatcher and the Making of the Falklands Myth --
Confronting the Icon: Portrayals of Margaret Thatcher in The Falklands Factor, Sink the Belgrano! and If ... --
Opportunists and Hooligans: Thatcherism in The Ploughman's Lunch and Arrivederci Millwall! --
Writing the Imaginary Britain: The Kingdom by the Sea and Coasting --
Em-Bodying the Disembodied: Tumbledown, Resurrected and the Language of Chivalry --
Ten Years After: An Ungentlemanly Act.
Responsibility: David Monaghan.
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