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Selling the Korean War : propaganda, politics, and public opinion in the United States, 1950-1953

Author: Steven Casey
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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How presidents spark and sustain support for wars remains an enduring and significant problem. Korea was the first limited war the U.S. experienced in the contemporary period, and in 'Selling the Korean War', Steven Casey explores how Presidents Truman and Eisenhower tried to sell it to the American public.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Casey, Steven.
Selling the Korean War.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007028884
(OCoLC)155756801
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Casey
ISBN: 9780199719174 0199719179 9781435642270 1435642279
OCLC Number: 227005561
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 476 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Part one: The war against North Korea, June-November 1950 --
Keeping the home front cool --
"Censorship is abhorrent to General MacArthur" --
Mobilizing for a police action --
On the offensive --
Part two: The war against China, November 1950-July 1951 --
An entirely new war --
Dealing with the "disaster school of journalism" --
Mobilizing with the utmost speed --
Why Korea? --
The MacArthur controversy --
Part three: The stalemate war, July 1951-July 1953 --
Interminable truce talks --
Steady improvements --
The advent of Eisenhower.
Responsibility: Steven Casey.
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