The songs that fought the war : popular music and the home front, 1939-1945 / John Bush Jones.
Waltham, Mass. : Hanover :
Brandeis University Press ; University Press of New England,
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Table of Contents:
- "When this crazy world is sane again" : the setting for the songs
- "I hear America singing" : but who wrote all those songs?
- "Over here" : prewar isolationism, patriotism, and preparedness
- "Chin up! cheerio! carry on!" : the allies and us
- "G.I. jive" : the draft, enlistment, and army life
- "Johnny, get your gun again" : from national pride to axis-bashing
- "There's an F.D.R. in freedom" : the war's faces and places
- "In the army, in the navy, in the marines" : saluting the services
- "Don't forget there's a war going on" : pitching in and coping on the home front
- "Arm in arm" : wartime romance
- "A boy in khaki, a girl in lace" : the servicemen away, their girls back home
- "It's been a long, long time" : victory, homecomings, the world after the war.