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Lingeman, Richard R
The noir forties : the American people from victory to Cold War / Richard Lingeman
Alternate Title Noir '40s
Noir 1940's
New York, NY : Nation Books, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E813 .L56 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Subject(s) Social psychology -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Film noir -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism
Nineteen forties -- History
Cold War -- History
Physical Description xi, 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-399) and index
Summary Examines the social, political, and popular culture of America in the period between VJ Day and the start of the Korean War, discussing the country's anxieties and insecurities at the onset of the Red Scare and the Cold War
Contents Confessions of a Cold Warrior (I) -- Victory dreams -- DOA -- Reconversion jitters -- "Home strange home" -- The Big Walkout -- Red Dawn on Sunset Strip -- Urban noir -- The guns of March -- The lonely passion of Henry Wallace -- Korea : drawing a line -- Why Korea? Why Nagasaki? : confessions of a Cold Warrior (II)

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