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The Resource Reporting the war : the journalistic coverage of World War II, Frederick S. Voss

Reporting the war : the journalistic coverage of World War II, Frederick S. Voss

Label
Reporting the war : the journalistic coverage of World War II
Title
Reporting the war
Title remainder
the journalistic coverage of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Frederick S. Voss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Reporting the War features the lives and work of journalists who brought news of the war from the European and Pacific theaters to the home front. More than one hundred captioned illustrations accompany Frederick Voss's account of the correspondents, photographers, and field artists who braved enemy fire, slept in foxholes, and were prisoners of war
  • With a pantheon of talent including Ernie Pyle, Edward R. Murrow, Helen Kirkpatrick, Margaret Bourke-White, Carl Mydans, Bill Mauldin, and Ernest Hemingway, the Fourth Estate's reporting of World War II surpassed all previous war coverage. For the first time, new technologies enabled almost instantaneous transmission to a waiting audience back home. Radio listeners heard the voice of Edward R. Murrow, speaking from a London rooftop during a German air raid, and newspapers ran stories and pictures of battles in the Pacific and Europe, sometimes only hours after the reporters witnessed the scenes. And for the first time women covered the war, earning the respect of their male colleagues for insightful, accurate reporting
  • This book also profiles the combat artists who visually portrayed the war. George Biddle's paintings of the war in Italy, Bill Mauldin's cartoons that enraged General George S. Patton, Tom Lea's paintings of the Battle of Peleliu - these and other depictions captured both the grisly and humorous sides of war. Describing the censorship that often restricted the dispatches war correspondents sent from Axis countries, Reporting the War also discusses journalists' efforts to accommodate national security needs at home. Finally, Voss examines the African American press, whose campaign for "Double V" - victory over fascism abroad and racism at home - was viewed with suspicion by the white establishment
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/8173
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D798
LC item number
.V67 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Reporting the war : the journalistic coverage of World War II, Frederick S. Voss
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held Apr. 22-Sept. 5, 1994, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Alan Fern -- 1. In on the Ground Floor -- 2. The Nation's Security Vs. the Right to Know -- 3. Putting the War in Focus -- 4. No Job for a Woman -- 5. The Worm's Eye View of the War -- 6. Broadcasting the War -- 7. Artists as Field Correspondents -- 8. The African American Press in Wartime -- 9. The Mavericks -- 10. Dawn of the Atomic Age
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xiii, 218 p.
Isbn
9781560983484
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93036113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28889994
  • (OCoLC)ocn728041098
Label
Reporting the war : the journalistic coverage of World War II, Frederick S. Voss
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held Apr. 22-Sept. 5, 1994, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Alan Fern -- 1. In on the Ground Floor -- 2. The Nation's Security Vs. the Right to Know -- 3. Putting the War in Focus -- 4. No Job for a Woman -- 5. The Worm's Eye View of the War -- 6. Broadcasting the War -- 7. Artists as Field Correspondents -- 8. The African American Press in Wartime -- 9. The Mavericks -- 10. Dawn of the Atomic Age
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xiii, 218 p.
Isbn
9781560983484
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93036113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28889994
  • (OCoLC)ocn728041098

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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