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Noir forties : the american people from victory to cold war.

Author: Richard Lingeman
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Nation Books, 2014.
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From one of our finest cultural historians, The Noir Forties is a vivid reexamination of America's postwar period, that "age of anxiety" characterized by the dissipation of victory dreams, the onset of the Red Scare, and a nascent resistance to the growing Cold War consensus. Richard Lingeman examines a brief but momentous and crowded time, the years between VJ Day and the beginning of the Korean War, describing how  Read more...
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Lingeman, Richard.
Noir forties.
[Place of publication not identified] : Nation Books, 2014
(OCoLC)853310579
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lingeman
ISBN: 9781568586908 1568586906
OCLC Number: 902870875
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Author's Note; Prologue: Confessions of a Cold Warrior (I); 1. Victory Dreams; 2. D.O.A.; 3. Reconversion Jitters; 4. ""Home Strange Home""; 5. The Big Walkout; 6. Red Dawn on Sunset Strip; 7. Urban Noir; 8. The Guns of March; 9. The Lonely Passion of Henry Wallace; 10. Korea --
Drawing a Line; Epilogue: Why Korea? Why Nagasaki? Confessions of a Cold Warrior (II); Notes; Credits; Index.

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