by Lawrence H. Suid, Stars And Stripes On Screen Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Stars And Stripes On Screen books, This guide to film portrayals of U.S. armed services lists more than 1,000 features produced in the United States since 1898. It also includes movies that received military assistance, documentaries, foreign films depicting American servicemen, and movies made for television. Each feature film entry contains credit information, a list of major cast members, year of production, service represented, and a summary.
by Wesley Alan Britton, Onscreen And Undercover Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Onscreen And Undercover books, A history of spies on the silver screen, with an emphasis on the stories these films present.
by M. Todd Bennett, One World Big Screen Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download One World Big Screen books, World War II coincided with cinema's golden age. Movies now considered classics were created at a time when all sides in the war were coming to realize the great power of popular films to motivate the masses. Through multinational research, One World, Big Screen reveals how the Grand Alliance--Britain, China, the Soviet Union, and the United States--tapped Hollywood's impressive power to shrink the distance and bridge the differences that separated them. The Allies, M. Todd Bennett shows, strategically manipulated cinema in an effort to promote the idea that the United Nations was a family of nations joined by blood and affection. Bennett revisits Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, Flying Tigers, and other familiar movies that, he argues, helped win the war and the peace by improving Allied solidarity and transforming the American worldview. Closely analyzing film, diplomatic correspondence, propagandists' logs, and movie studio records found in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the former Soviet Union, Bennett rethinks traditional scholarship on World War II diplomacy by examining the ways that Hollywood and the Allies worked together to prepare for and enact the war effort.
by Deborah Kent, Saddle Stars And Stripes Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Saddle Stars And Stripes books, In 1774, Eliza Carter must examine her loyalties and beliefs when her twin brother joins local farmers in an armed resistance against their British rulers, forcing her to make a difficult choice when tragedy strikes.
by Marshall G. Most, Stars Stripes And Diamonds Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Stars Stripes And Diamonds books, Since the Progressive Era, baseball has been promoted as an institution encapsulating the best of American values and capable of bridging the chasms of twentieth century American culture—urban versus rural, industry versus agriculture, individual versus community, immigrant versus native, white versus color. Among the more enthusiastic of the game’s proponents have been American filmmakers, and baseball films present perhaps the purest depiction of baseball’s vision of an idealized America. This critical study treats baseball cinema as a film genre and explores the functions of baseball ideology as it is represented in that genre. It focuses on how Hollywood’s presentation of baseball has served not only to promote dominant values, but also to bridge cultural conflicts. Commentary on 85 films deals with issues of race, community, gambling, players, women, and owners. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
by Marilyn J. Matelski, War And Film In America Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download War And Film In America books, America's chief exports are war and entertainment; combined, they are the war films viewed all over the world. The film industry is a partner of the government; American film shapes the ways in which both Americans and others view war. The authors herein explore differing film perspectives across five decades. The essays, written especially for this volume, explore topics such as frontier justice, Cold War fervor, government-sponsored terrorism, the "back-to-Nam" films, films as a venue for propaganda, and war's far-reaching effects on personal values, family relationships, and general civility. The movies used in these analyses vary from conventional battle epics like Bridge on the River Kwai and The Green Berets to motion pictures with a war motif either as part of the story (The Way We Were) or as a historical setting (The Graduate). Some of the films are satirical (Dr. Strangelove); some are propagandistic (The Alamo, Big Jim McLain). Other films include Black Hawk Down, True Lies, The Deer Hunter, Patriot Games and Let There Be Light. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
by Ross Mackenzie, When Stars And Stripes Met Hammer And Sickle Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download When Stars And Stripes Met Hammer And Sickle books, Ross Mackenzie tells the story of face-to-face citizen diplomacy that brought together Americans and Soviets during the closing years of the Cold War. Looking at five conferences held between 1985 and 1989, he recounts the experiences of those who joined together for a mix of political debates and socialisation.
by Kirsten E.A. Borg, Politicians In Purgatory Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Politicians In Purgatory books, What happens when world leaders of the Cold War meet in the afterlife to discuss what happened? To determine responsibility for starting and/or stopping it? To be sentenced by cosmic justice for what they did and didnt do? Churchill, De Gaulle, Khrushchev, Nehru, and LBJ are gathered in purgatory, on trial for their respective roles in the Cold War. They must all tell the truth as they know it; untruth is neither allowed nor possible. Purgatory is run by women. Justice is in charge, aided by the devils advocate for the prosecution, the guardian angel for the defense, and the recording angelwho reports the whole truth of what really happeneda.k.a. Clio, the muse of history. She tells it like it should be, but seldom is told on Earth. Though the scenario itself is obviously fiction, the rest of the book is not. The events discussed have been thoroughly investigated, and the times in which they occurred exhaustively researched. And the main characters themselves have been discovered, not created. What they are saying and doing is what they really said and did. All these leaders were passionately dedicated to the nations they served. All of them had to make hard choices, which made them less than perfect. On the scales of justice, did the good outweigh the bad?
by Harry Harrison, Stars And Stripes Triumphant Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Stars And Stripes Triumphant books, The Stars and Stripes trilogy is the story of the war that never was, but might so easily have happened: the war of the 1860s between the United States of America and the British Empire. It began with an ill-considered seizure of a British ship, escalated with an ill-considered letter to Abraham Lincoln, and continued with an ill-starred invasion of the territory of the USA by an incensed British government. The first modern war - with iron-clad ships, rapid-firing guns, trenches, mass armies and massive casualties, was taking place, not between the industrial northern states and the agricultural southern ones, but between the two great English-speaking nations. Who happened also to be the two most powerful nations on the planet. In the stunning conclusion to this series, the Irish become involved and a most surprising ending is the culmination of the ill-fated war.