But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur: Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications Contributions to Zombie Studies

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McFarland & Company #ad - The contributors discuss the zombie apocalypse as a metaphor for actual catastrophes and estimate the probabilities of human survival and behavior during an undead invasion. Part pop culture trope, part hypothetical cataclysm, the zombie apocalypse is rooted in modern literature, film and mythology. This collection of new essays considers the implications of this scientifically impossible but perhaps imminent event, examining real-world responses to pandemic contagion and civic chaos, as well as those from Hollywood and popular culture.

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Hollywood Goes to War

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University of California Press #ad - Hollywood goes to War reveals the powerful role played by President Franklin D. There was deep disagreement within the film-making community as to the stance towards the war that should be taken by one of America's most lucrative industries. Clayton R. Ironically, it was the film industry's own self-censorship system, the Hays Office and the Production Code Administration, that paved the way for government censors to cut and shape movies to portray an idealized image of a harmonious American society united in the fight against a common enemy.

Black reconstruct the power struggles between the legendary producers, directors, writers, stars and politicians all seeking to project their own visions onto the silver screen and thus to affect public perceptions and opinion. Roosevelt's office of war information—staffed by some of America's most famous intellectuals including Elmer Davis, Robert Sherwood, and Archibald MacLeish—in shaping the films that were released during the war years.

Hollywood Goes to War #ad - Koppes and Gregory D. Conflicting interests and conflicting attitudes toward the war characterized the uneasy relationship between Washington and Hollywood during World War II.

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The Best War Ever: America and World War II The American Moment

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Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - In the book, originally published in 1994, Adams challenges stereotypes to present a view of World War II that avoids the simplistic extremes of both glorification and vilification. Disputing many of our common assumptions about the period, Adams argues in The Best War Ever that our celebratory experience of World War II is marred by darker and more sordid realities.

. Ambrose and Tom Brokaw. He contrasts it with modern-day rhetoric surrounding the War on Terror, while analyzing the real-world consequences that result from distorting the past, including the dangerous idea that only through perpetual military conflict can we achieve lasting peace. C. Although we did not seek the conflict―or so we believed―Americans nevertheless rallied in support of the war effort, all twelve million of them, and the nation’s soldiers, were proud to fight.

The Best War Ever: America and World War II The American Moment #ad - The best war ever charts the complex diplomatic problems of the 1930s and reveals the realities of ground combat: no moral triumph, it was in truth a brutal slog across a blasted landscape. It has left us with a misleading―even dangerous―legacy, one enhanced by the nostalgia-tinged retrospectives of Stephen E.

A battle of tanks and airplanes, it was a "cleaner" war than World War I. It was liberating for women. Was world war ii really such a "good war"? Popular memory insists that it was, in fact, "the best war ever. After all, we knew who the enemy was, and we understood what we were fighting for.

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Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies Henry Holt Reference Book

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - Offering hundreds of movie stills, and other illustrations, maps, archival photographs, along with sidebars on related historical events, Past Imperfect sheds new light on the uses of history in popular culture. In this widely-acclaimed volume, some of our greatest historians address the facts—and fiction—as seen in Hollywood’s often epic recreations of historical events.

Distinghuished historians such as stephen ambrose, antonia Fraser, Gerda Lerner, James McPherson, Dee Brown, David Levering Lewis, Frances FitzGerald, and Simon Schama explore the relationship between film and the historical record. Used book in Good Condition.

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