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Author Carruthers, Susan L. (Susan Lisa)

Title Cold War captives : imprisonment, escape, and brainwashing / Susan L. Carruthers.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 335 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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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.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Carruthers, Susan L. (Susan Lisa). Cold War captives. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009 (DLC) 2008047712
ISBN 9780520944794 (electronic bk.)
0520944798 (electronic bk.)
0520257308 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520257306 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520257316 (paper ; alk. paper)
9780520257313 (paper ; alk. paper)
9780520257306 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520257313 (paper ; alk. paper)