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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 xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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 "This provocative history of early cold war America recreates a time when World War III seemed imminent. Headlines were dominated by stories of Soviet slave laborers, brainwashed prisoners in Korea, and courageous escapees like Oksana Kasenkina who made a "leap for freedom" from the Soviet Consulate in New York. Full of fascinating and forgotten stories, Cold War Captives explores a central dimension of American culture and politics - the postwar preoccupation with captivity."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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.
LC no. 2008047712
ISBN 9780520257306 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520257308 (cloth : alk. paper)
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