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.
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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