The Good War's Greatest Hits PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Good War's Greatest Hits free pdf The glow of 1945 persists as a kind of beacon for American society, symbolic of an era when good and evil were easily defined. This image is at the centre of Philip D. Beidler's entertaining look at the way World War II reshaped American popular culture. The legend of the "Good War" was fostered by wartime propaganda and reinforced in the aftermath of victory through books, the news media, movies, songs and television. Beidler captures the aura of the times as he chronicles the production histories of more than a dozen projects with wartime themes, examining how books and plays evolved into films, how stars were considered and selected, the technical problems and personality conflicts, and the public's reactions. From the upbeat tempo of the musical "South Pacific" to the weary disillusionment of "The Best Years of Our Lives", from the patriotic nostalgia of "Life's Picture History of World War II" to the moral ambiguity of "From Here to Eternity", a powerful mythology of the war developed. As a consequence, the line between fact and fiction has blurred for the war generation and its inheritors, and Hollywood's version of the Good War has become enshrined as historical fact in the nation's collective memory.

About Philip D. Beidler

Philip D. Beidler is a professor of English at the University of Alabama. He has written or edited more than ten books. Beidler served as an armored cavalry platoon leader in Vietnam.

Details Book

Author : Philip D. Beidler
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Data Published : 31 July 1998
ISBN : 0820320013
EAN : 9780820320014
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Good War's Greatest Hits



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Good War's Greatest Hits free pdfThe Good War's Greatest Hits

    The glow of 1945 persists as a kind of beacon for American society. symbolic of an era when good and evil were easily defined. This image is at the centre of Philip D. Beidler's entertaining look at the way World War II reshaped American popular culture..


  • Good or God? free pdfGood or God?

    These days the terms good and God seem synonymous. We believe what sgenerally accepted as good must be in line with God s will. Generosity. humility. justice good. Selfishness. arrogance. cruelty evil..


  • Good Friday's Good News free pdfGood Friday's Good News

    This book is a collection of seven Good Friday homilies by the late Rev. Dr. Eric W. Gritsch. Due to the fact that this respected historian. writer. teacher. and preacher rarely wrote his sermons..


  • And the Good News Is...  :  Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side free pdfAnd the Good News Is... : Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

    The runaway bestseller in hardcover is now available in paperback--with even more good news

    Thoughtful. inspiring. and often surprising. AND THE GOOD NEWS IS . . . traces Dana Perino's unlikely journey through politics and television..


  • And the Good News Is...  :  Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side free pdfAnd the Good News Is... : Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

    The runaway bestseller in hardcover is now available in paperback--with even more good news

    Thoughtful. inspiring. and often surprising. AND THE GOOD NEWS IS . . . traces Dana Perino's unlikely journey through politics and television..


  • The Good War's Greatest Hits free pdfThe Good War's Greatest Hits

    . The glow of 1945 persists as a kind of beacon for American society, symbolic of an era when good and evil were easily defined. This image is at the centre of Philip D. Beidler's entertaining look at