The Myth of the Blitz

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Pimlico, 1992 - History - 302 pages
During World War II, there seemed to be a gap between the reality and what could be called the myth of the Blitz. The author shows that this myth was not purely propaganda but was a deep-rooted, common conception of pastoral England and the perfect gentleman. This book is the sequel to The People's War. Angus Calder is the author of Speak for Yourself: A Mass-Observation Anthology.

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About the author (1992)

Angus Calder is Reader in Cultural Studies and Staff Tutor in Arts with the Open University in Scotland. He read English at Cambridge and received his D. Phil from the School of Social Studies at the University of Sussex. He was Convener of the Scottish Poetry Library when it was founded in 1984. His other books include The People's War (also available from Pimlico) and Revolutionary Empire. He has contributed to many Open University courses, notably on 'The Enlightenment', 'Popular Culture' and 'Literature and the Modern World'.

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