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The Victory Album : Reflections on the Good Life After the Good War.

Author: Philip D Beidler
Publisher: Alabama : University of Alabama Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A vivid and penetrating history, personal and social, of growing up in post-1945 America A pervasive feeling at the end of World War II, notes Philip D. Beidler, was that Americans had "inherited the earth" and could look forward to a kind of golden age, the "Good Life after the Good War." But this good life-for all its genuine possibilities-was only accessible to some and was countered by racial tensions, the fear  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip D Beidler
ISBN: 9780817387143 0817387145
OCLC Number: 823380938
Description: 1 online resource (292 pages)
Contents: Reds --
A credit to their race --
China magic --
A tale of two task forces --
How the Holocaust didn't become current events --
The war of the generals for the presidency --
Is this all? --
Name your poison --
Mastering the curriculum --
The fifty-fives --
The end of the world --
I was a 1950s teenage media junkie --
Remembering On the beach --
American the ecumenical --
It wasn't all Elvis --
Let's play Dien Bien Phu.

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Offers perspectives on iconic moments in American history. This title features essays that address the national blindness toward the Holocaust and a rising China, the canker of McCarthyism, an  Read more...

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