Politics and American Culture During WWII (4). John Morton Blum.
Why read it? Perspective from the Home Front in World War II. The effects of American propaganda on the American people. A completely different view of a war from our more recent wars,
“…a new agency with clear, central authority…the Office of War Information, in the spring of 1942.” p. 30.
“The new policy-making post was to go to Elmer Davis, a veteran newspaperman and radio newscaster whose dry voice and sparse style symbolized reportorial accuracy and integrity.” p. 30.
“Confident that the American people could take bad news, Davis wanted to tell them more about casualties and losses than did the armed forces, who prevailed.” p. 36.
To be continued.