The Myth of the Eastern Front The Nazi-Soviet War in American Popular Culture by Ronald Smelser

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Subjects:

  • American history: Second World War,
  • European history: Second World War,
  • Popular culture,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Social Science,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Sociology,
  • Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe),
  • Germany,
  • USA,
  • Europe - Germany,
  • Historiography,
  • Military - World War II,
  • History / United States / General,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Campaigns,
  • Eastern Front,
  • Propaganda, German,
  • Public opinion,
  • United States,
  • World War, 1939-1945

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10437085M
ISBN 100521712319
ISBN 109780521712316

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“The Myth of the Eastern Front: the Nazi-Soviet War in American Popular Culture” was published in by a pair of University of Utah professors. Eight chapters cover the changing American popular perception of the USSR from to the 21st Century.

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