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Title: The American soldier in fiction : a history of American attitudes toward warfare and the military establishment in the novels written between 1880 and 1963
Author: Aichinger, P.
ISNI:       0000 0000 8276 6720
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1970
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This thesis constitutes an examination of those attitudes toward warfare and the military establishment which can be detected in a representative number of the war novels written by American authors in the period from 1880 to 1963. It is not intended to be primarily a work of literary criticism, although some observations upon the literary merits of various works have been made in passing. The principal object of the thesis has been to discuss the American war novels in relationship to the historical, economic and political events which accompanied or preceded their appearance, in order to be able to observe those attitudes which seem to be peculiar to the citizens of the United States, and to describe the changes which those attitudes have undergone in the last eighty years. The time span has been sub-divided into four main segmental c1880-1917; 1917-1939; 1939-1952 and 1953.1963, corresponding to what are felt to be major epochs in the American experience of warfare. Each sub-section begins with a review of the more important events contributing to the American outlook upon war or the military establishment in that period, and then goes on to discuss the war literature produced during the period.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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