The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories
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The Music of World War II

War Songs and Their Stories

By Sheldon Winkler

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Format: Hardcover, 126 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 11 May 2015
Merriam Press Military Monograph MM120 (First Edition, March 2013). Some of the most memorable and enduring popular music of the Twentieth Century was written during the Second World War. With patriotism at an all-time high, the war effort became an integral part of the entertainment industry, creating an emotional wartime dream world of heroes, love, remembrance, reflection, and introspection. The Music of World War II tells the stories behind the origins of many of these musical compositions, some of which have survived to become standards still popular today. Contents: Preface; Introduction: The Music of the Second World War; My Sister and I: The True Story; Love, Separation, and Homecoming; Patriotism; Tribute; Military Service; Faith, Hope, and Devotion; Novelty; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Bibliography. 39 photos and illustrations, bibliography.
EAN: 9781576383681
ISBN: 1576383687
Publisher: Merriam Press
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.12 centimeters (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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