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|Description:||xv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||1. "We, as musicians, are soldiers, too ... ". Musicians in uniform ; Performing for victory ; Composition in the war effort ; Cultural mediators and educators --
2. "Shaping music for total war". Music in the service of propaganda: the Office of War Information ; Crossing borders: music, diplomacy, and the State Department ; The singing army: uplift and education for a nation ; Music therapy and the "reconditioning" of soldiers --
3. "I hear America singing ... ". Sounds of a usable past ; Salutes to American folk song ; Voicing opera in America --
4. "The great invasion". Living in exile ; French connections, Czech identities ; Refugees from axis nations --
5. "Hail muse Americana!". Commemoration and patriotic celebration ; Celebrating the American way ; New world symphonies.
Through author Annegret Fauser's in-depth, engaging, and encompassing discussion in context of this unique period in American history, Sounds of War brings to life the people and institutions that