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The end of victory culture

cold war America and the disillusioning of a generation

by Tom Engelhardt

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Published by BasicBooks in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Sociology, Military -- United States.,
  • War and society.,
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1970.,
  • UnitedStates -- Social life and customs -- 1970-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-331) and index.

    StatementTom Engelhardt.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE169.Z82 E64 1995
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationviii, 351 p. ;
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22356935M
    ISBN 100465019846
    LC Control Number94022732

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