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Saving Private Power: The Hidden History of "The Good War"

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The media elite have sold the myth about the US's noble role in the Good War for too long and the facade is beginning to crack. The US did not enter WWII to end the holocaust, to make the world a safer place, or to stop fascism. Saving Private Power exposes the scandals that the US government wanted to remain hidden.
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Soft Skull Press
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Maurizio Codogno
Non stiamo parlando di revisionismo. Non è che si neghino gli orrori hitleriani. Ma in questo saggio viene organicamente presentata una serie di documenti che mostra come il mito degli americani che vanno in guerra per portare la liberta agli europei oppressi sia per l'appunto un mito; che gli alti vertici americani sapevano della Soluzione Finale già alla fine degli anni '30; che il razzismo statunitense non era certo inferiore a quello tedesco. Alcuni punti sono un po' tirati per i capelli, co ...more
Kym Andrew Robinson
Jan 07, 2014 Kym Andrew Robinson rated it liked it
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This is a good book to include in ones history collection, offering an alternative take to popular historical 'truths'. The book confronts the illusion that good and bad exist in Warfare and seeks to remove the notion that World War Two was an entirely good fight.

While it does make for compelling reading and is a must have for historical readers and collectors at times it seems to go after business more than actual Government and those in power who created much of the vile calamity which this bo
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Raewyn Honeycutt
Aug 07, 2016 Raewyn Honeycutt rated it liked it
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Interesting and insightful (but slightly brief) look at the wars of the 20th century and the true influences behind them. You weren't taught this about your country in school, so what else were you lied to about?
sologdin
Nov 19, 2014 sologdin rated it it was ok
it's not wrong, just not news. I do think though that there is room for respectful disagreement over some of the ideas here (such as whether FDR personally allowed the Japanese attack to succeed and so on).
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Jan 20, 2009 Brian rated it really liked it
Interesting bits of history about WWII that aren't commonly told in general mythology about that era.
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