Myth and the Greatest Generation
A Social History of Americans in World War II
By (author) Kenneth D. Rose
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Myth and the Greatest Generation by Kenneth D. Rose
Book DescriptionMyth and the Greatest Generation calls into question the glowing paradigm of the World War II generation set up by such books as The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. Including analysis of news reports, memoirs, novels, films and other cultural artefacts Ken Rose shows the war was much more disruptive to the lives of Americans in the military and on the home front during World War II than is generally acknowledged. Issues of racial, labor unrest, juvenile delinquency, and marital infidelity were rampant, and the black market flourished. This book delves into both personal and national issues, calling into questions the dominant view of World War II as 'The Good War'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415956772
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Myth and the Greatest Generation, Hardback (November 2007)
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One Nation Underground, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Kenneth D. Rose
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Author Biography - Kenneth D. Rose
Kenneth D. Rose is Lecturer of twentieth-century American and social history at California State University, Chico. He is the author of One Nation Underground: The Fallout Shelter in American Culture and American Women and the Repeal of Prohibition.
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