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The fighting Sullivans : how Hollywood and the military make heroes

Author: Bruce Kuklick
Publisher: Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The five Sullivan brothers, at their insistence, were assigned to the same ship in World War II. Predictably when the ship was blown up they all were killed. The Navy buried their mistake in allowing all five to serve on the same ship by turning the five brothers into heroes, complete with a ship named after them, a Hollywood movie, and news coverage that turned five shiftless losers into great American heroes.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kuklick, Bruce, 1941-
Fighting Sullivans.
Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, [2016]
(DLC) 2016026155
(OCoLC)947149099
Named Person: Sullivan family.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Kuklick
ISBN: 9780700623556 0700623558
OCLC Number: 964612799
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Bruce Kuklick.

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In November of 1942, the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, were killed when a Japanese torpedo sank their ship in the South Pacific. The family's loss was immortalized in the 1944 film The  Read more...

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"Who gets celebrated as a hero, and why? "The Fighting Sullivans" probes such questions by tracing the creation and renewal of mass media and popular stories about the Sullivans. An engrossing and Read more...

 
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