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The Resource Crash course : from the good war to the forever war, H. Bruce Franklin

Crash course : from the good war to the forever war, H. Bruce Franklin

Label
Crash course : from the good war to the forever war
Title
Crash course
Title remainder
from the good war to the forever war
Statement of responsibility
H. Bruce Franklin
Title variation
From the good war to the forever war
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up during the Second World War, H. Bruce Franklin believed what he was told: that America's victory would lead to a new era of world peace. Like most Americans, he was soon led to believe in a world wide Communist conspiracy that menaced the United States, forcing the nation into a disastrous war in Korea. But once he joined the U.S. Air Force and began flying top-secret missions as a navigator and intelligence officer, what he learned was eye-opening: that even as the U.S. preached about peace and freedom, it was engaging in an endless cycle of warfare, bringing devastation and oppression to fledgling democracies across the globe. Now, after fifty years as a cultural historian, Franklin offers a set of hard-learned lessons about modern American history. Crash Course is for anyone who wonders how America ended up where it is today: with a deeply divided and disillusioned populace, led by a dysfunctional government, and mired in unwinnable wars. It also finds startling parallels between America's foreign military exploits and the equally brutal tactics used on the home front to crush organized labor, antiwar, and civil rights movements
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franklin, H. Bruce
Dewey number
355.00973/0904
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E745
LC item number
.F73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
War culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, H. Bruce
  • War and society
  • Historians
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
Label
Crash course : from the good war to the forever war, H. Bruce Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The last victory? -- The bombs bursting in air, or, How we lost World War II -- New connections -- Working for communists during the Korean War -- On the water front -- Thirteen confessions of a Cold Warrior -- Wake-up time -- Burning illusions -- French connections -- Coming home -- The war comes home
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781978801202
Lccn
2018015317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028492846
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1027824789
  • (OCoLC)1027824789
Label
Crash course : from the good war to the forever war, H. Bruce Franklin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The last victory? -- The bombs bursting in air, or, How we lost World War II -- New connections -- Working for communists during the Korean War -- On the water front -- Thirteen confessions of a Cold Warrior -- Wake-up time -- Burning illusions -- French connections -- Coming home -- The war comes home
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781978801202
Lccn
2018015317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028492846
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1027824789
  • (OCoLC)1027824789

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