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Secrets of victory : the Office of Censorship and the American press and radio in World War II

Author: Michael S Sweeney
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In World War II, the civilian Office of Censorship supervised a huge and surprisingly successful programme of news management: the voluntary self-censorship of the American press. This work examines  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sweeney, Michael S.
Secrets of victory.
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606471681
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Sweeney
ISBN: 0807825980 9780807825983 0807849146 9780807849149
OCLC Number: 44420454
Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Squarely in the lap of the Director of Censorship: The origins and scope of World War II censorship --
2. The censor has written me a very stern letter: Establishing voluntary censorship --
3. A miscellany of volunteer firemen: Censorship and the Army, the Navy, and the White House --
4. Umpires have called the game for reasons I cannot speak of: Radio censorship --
5. Pearson said he was going to tell things he could not write: Drew Pearson and his secrets --
6. The President Is making a trip: The press and the President's travels --
7. The highest considerations of national security: Military secrets and the end of censorship.
Responsibility: Michael S. Sweeney.
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