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The end of victory culture : cold war America and the disillusioning of a generation

Author: Tom Engelhardt
Publisher: Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.
Series: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised edView all editions and formats
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An account of the demise of America's "victory culture" from Hiroshima to the Gulf War. The text sets out to trace the vicissitudes of America's self-image since World War II as they show up in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Engelhardt
ISBN: 1558491333 9781558491335
OCLC Number: 640077531
Description: xiii, 387 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. War story --
1. Triumphalist despair --
2. Story time --
3. Ambush at Kamikaze Pass --
4. Premonitions: the Asian death of victory culture --
II. Containments (1945-1962) --
1. War games --
2. X marks the spot --
3. The enemy disappears --
4. The haunting of childhood --
5. Entering the Twilight Zone --
III. The era of reversals (1962-1975) --
1. The first comng of G.I. Joe --
2. The invisible government --
3. Playing with fire --
4. Into the charnel house of language --
5. The president as mad mullah --
6. The crossover point --
7. "Something rather dark and bloody" --
8. The war crimes of Daniel Ellsberg --
9. Ambush at Kamikaze Pass (II) --
10. Besieged --
11. Reconstruction --
IV. Afterlife (1975-1994) --
V. Victory culture, the sequel --
1. Victory culture, the sequel: crashing and burning in Iraq.
Series Title: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
Responsibility: Tom Engelhardt.

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"Sets out to trace the vicissitudes of America's self-image since World War II as they showed up in popular culture: war toys, war comics, war reporting, and war films. It succeeds brilliantly.... Read more...

 
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