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War on the silver screen : shaping America's perception of history

Author: Glen Jeansonne; David Luhrssen
Publisher: [Lincoln] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans have been almost constantly at war since 1917. In addition to two world wars, the United States has fought proxy wars, propaganda wars, and a ""war on terror, "" among others. But even with the constant presence of war in American life, much of what Americans remember about those conflicts comes from Hollywood depictions. In War on the Silver Screen Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen vividly demonstrate how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2014025858
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Jeansonne; David Luhrssen
ISBN: 1612346421 9781612346427
OCLC Number: 893898546
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 185 pages .)
Contents: Introduction --
World War I (1914-1918). All quiet on the Western front (1930) --
Paths of glory (1957) --
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) --
Gallipoli (1981) --
World War II (1939-1945). Casablanca (1942) --
Saboteur (1942) and The best years of our lives (1942) --
Twelve o'clock high (1949) --
Patton (1970) --
Schindler's list (1993) --
Flags of our fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) --
The Cold War (1947-1991), including the Korean War (1950-1953) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The Manchurian candidate (1962) --
From Russia with love (1963) --
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (1964) and Fail-safe (1964) --
Apocalypse now (1979) --
Charlie Wilson's war (2007) --
The war on terror (2001). United 93 (2006) --
The hurt locker (2008) and Zero dark thirty (2012).
Responsibility: Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen.

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Americans have been almost constantly at war since 1917. In addition to two world wars, the United States has fought proxy wars, propaganda wars, and a "war on terror," among others. But even with  Read more...

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Where the book has true value, however, is in the range and variety of films it references. When it comes to war movies, the authors clearly know their stuff. And while this isn"t the most Read more...

 
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