Why We Fought: Forging American Obligations in World War II

Why We Fought: Forging American Obligations in World War II

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Why We Fought is a timely and provocative analysis that examines why Americans really chose to sacrifice and commit themselves to World War II. Unlike other depictions of the patriotic “greatest generation,” Westbrook argues that, strictly speaking, Americans in World War II were not instructed to fight, work, or die for their country—above all, they were moved by private obligations. Finding political theory in places such as pin-ups of Betty Grable, he contends… (more)

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Publisher: Smithsonian Books (January 11, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 166 pages

File size: 4.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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