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Author Carruthers, Susan L. (Susan Lisa)

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

Publ Info Berkeley : University of California Press, [2009]
 RWU Main Library  E169.12 .C293 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note 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
Note "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
LC 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
ISBN 9780520257306 (cloth : alk. paper)
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