The Resource The war beat, Europe : the American media at war against Nazi Germany, Steven Casey

The war beat, Europe : the American media at war against Nazi Germany, Steven Casey

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The war beat, Europe : the American media at war against Nazi Germany
Title
The war beat, Europe
Title remainder
the American media at war against Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Steven Casey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Broadcasting pioneers like Ed Murrow and Walter Cronkite, unpretentious reporters like Ernie Pyle, and dashing photographers like Robert Capa and Margaret Bourke-White are remembered for their courage and their willingness to put their lives on the line to record the sights and sounds of the World War II battlefield. In return for their fervent loyalty to the anti-Nazi cause, so the argument goes, the military provided them with almost unprecedented access to all the major events. Small wonder that they apparently responded with patriotic generosity, telling a story that both the military and the home front wanted to hear: World War II as a great American success story. In doing so, these war correspondents engaged in self-censorship to hold back the type of story that would have a corrosive impact on domestic morale. Casey uses relevant archives of primary sources that other previous works have failed to, to challenge the core assumptions at the heart of the WWII media narrative. Was the American public exposed to an upbeat and anodyne image of the 'good war, ' which helped to ensure that domestic support remained durable and robust? How did the military's goal of keeping civilians 'entertained, ' the president's aim to prevent complacency on the home front, the media's desire to sell papers and radio shows, and the reporters' ambitions and hardships affect what Americans read about the war in the European theater? Was the cooperation between the military and war correspondents voluntary, altered by censorship policies, coerced to some degree, or the result of a fractious compromise? Steven Casey gives the real scoop in this in-depth account covering the reporters who covered the European beat from the battlegrounds of North Africa, Germany, Italy, and France"--
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Casey, Steven
Dewey number
940.53/112
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Mass media
  • War correspondents
  • Civil-military relations
Label
The war beat, Europe : the American media at war against Nazi Germany, Steven Casey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going to War -- Part 1: North Africa -- Invasion, 1942 -- The Advent of Ernie -- Defeat at Kasserine -- Victory in Tunisia -- Part 2: Bombing Germany -- How-I-Almost-Got Killed-Today Stories -- A High-Octane Outfit -- Dark Days -- Part 3: Sicily and Italy -- Invasion, 1943 -- An Antidote to Complacency -- Death in Winter -- Anzio and Cassino -- Part 4: Overlord -- Fear Lay Blackly Deep Down -- Invasion, 1944 -- Normandy Stalemate -- Breakout -- Part 5: Victory -- To Germany's Borders -- Blackout on the Bulge -- Into the Reich -- Unconditional Surrender
Control code
ocn960833510
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 429 pages
Isbn
9780190660628
Lccn
2016041728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960833510
Label
The war beat, Europe : the American media at war against Nazi Germany, Steven Casey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Going to War -- Part 1: North Africa -- Invasion, 1942 -- The Advent of Ernie -- Defeat at Kasserine -- Victory in Tunisia -- Part 2: Bombing Germany -- How-I-Almost-Got Killed-Today Stories -- A High-Octane Outfit -- Dark Days -- Part 3: Sicily and Italy -- Invasion, 1943 -- An Antidote to Complacency -- Death in Winter -- Anzio and Cassino -- Part 4: Overlord -- Fear Lay Blackly Deep Down -- Invasion, 1944 -- Normandy Stalemate -- Breakout -- Part 5: Victory -- To Germany's Borders -- Blackout on the Bulge -- Into the Reich -- Unconditional Surrender
Control code
ocn960833510
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 429 pages
Isbn
9780190660628
Lccn
2016041728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960833510

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