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Author Carruthers, Susan L. (Susan Lisa)

Title Cold War captives : imprisonment, escape, and brainwashing / Susan L. Carruthers
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 335 pages)
Contents Introduction: Between camps -- Upper East Side story : repatriation, romance, and Cold War mobilization -- Bloc-busters : the politics and pageantry of escape from the East -- Stalin's slaves : the rise of gulag consciousness -- First captive in a hot war : the case of Robert Vogeler -- Prisoners of Pavlov : Korean War captivity and the brainwashing scare
Summary Susan Carruthers offers a provocative history of early Cold War America, in which she recreates a time when World War III seemed imminent. She shows how central to American opinion at the time was a fascination with captivity & escape. Captivity became a way to understand everything
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Cold War -- Social aspects -- United States
Captivity narratives.
Political prisoners -- History -- 20th century
Repatriation -- History -- 20th century
Defection -- History -- 20th century
Brainwashing -- History -- 20th century
Cold War in mass media.
Cold War in motion pictures.
Cold War in literature.
HISTORY -- Modern.
HISTORY -- United States -- General.
Social aspects.
Captivity narratives
Cold War (1945-1989) in literature.
Cold War (1945-1989) in mass media.
Cold War (1945-1989) in motion pictures.
Political prisoners
Popular culture
United States
Genre/Form Captivity narratives.
Captivity narratives.
Récits de captivité.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008047712
ISBN 9780520944794