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ISBN 10 : 0141395370
Pages : 144 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0822215993
Pages : 85 pages
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050756801
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ISBN 10 : 9781410352989
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Of Mice and Men and The Moon Is Down

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ISBN 10 : 9781101429396
Pages : 135 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780143117193
Pages : 112 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781438108506
Pages : 417 pages
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The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0822309947
Pages : 349 pages
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John Steinbeck Goes to War

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Publisher : University of Alabama Press
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ISBN 10 : 0817305386
Pages : 174 pages
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Download John Steinbeck Goes to War PDF Format Full Free by Donald V. Coers and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 1991-10-30 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 In March 1942, a desperate period for the allies in World War II, John Steinbeck published his propaganda novel The Moon is Down—the story of ruthless invaders who overrun a militarily helpless country. Throughout the novel, Steinbeck underscored both the fatal weakness of the “invincible” unnamed aggressors and the inherent power of the human values shard by the “conquered” people. The Moon is Down created an immediate sensation among American literary critics; fierce debate erupted over Steinbeck’s uncommonly sympathetic portrayal of the enemy and the novel’s power as a vehicle for propaganda. Fifty years later, Coers continues the debate, relying heavily on unpublished letters and personal interviews with the lawyers, book dealers, actors, publishers, and housewives associated with the resistance movements in Western Europe. Clandestine translations of The Moon Is Down quickly appeared and were widely circulated under the noses of the Gestapo. Coers documents the fate of Steinbeck’s novel in the hands of World War II resistance fighters and deepens our appreciation of Steinbeck’s unique ability to express the feelings of oppressed peoples.

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ISBN 10 : 0606208097
Pages : 112 pages
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ISBN 10 : OCLC:77242137
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ISBN 10 : 0313314578
Pages : 180 pages
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Publisher : Camden House
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ISBN 10 : 1571132104
Pages : 158 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0674806255
Pages : 231 pages
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ISBN 10 : OCLC:704438322
Pages : 186 pages
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