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The noir forties : the American people from victory to Cold War

Author: Richard R Lingeman
Publisher: New York, NY : Nation Books, 2012.
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Examines the social, political, and popular culture of America in the period between VJ Day and the start of the Korean War, discussing the country's anxieties and insecurities at the onset of the Red Scare and the Cold War.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R Lingeman
ISBN: 9781568584362 1568584369 9781568586908 1568586906
OCLC Number: 800352394
Description: xi, 420 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : Confessions of a cold warrior (I) --
Victory dreams --
D.O.A. --
Reconversion jitters --
Home strange home --
The big walkout --
Red dawn on Sunset Strip --
Urban noir --
The guns of March --
The lonely passion of Henry Wallace --
Korea--drawing a line --
Epilogue : Why Korea? Why Nagasaki? --
Confessions of a cold warrior (II).
Responsibility: Richard Lingeman.

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A work of revisionist history that traces the moody period that enveloped America in the aftermath of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, when popular culture came to embody the  Read more...

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