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

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Saving Private Power questions the ultra-patriotic assumptions we have been taught since birth. The U.S. did not enter WWII to end the Holocaust, to make the world a safer place, or to stop fascism. The opposite is true. The U.S. business class traded with Hitler and Mussolini up to and even during the war. Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh's public Hitlerphilia were symbol ...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published June 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
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
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).
Interesting bits of history about WWII that aren't commonly told in general mythology about that era.
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