About the Author
Peter C. Rollins is regents professor of English and American film studies at Oklahoma State University and a filmmaker whose Television's Vietnam is distributed by Blockbuster Video. He is the current editor-in-chief of Film & History, a journal founded by John E. O'Connor.
John E. O'Connor is a professor of history at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His pioneering work in the study of film has been recognized by the American Historical Association, which created an annual John E. O'Connor Award to honor each year's best historical film or television program.
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From dust jacket: World War I may have been the most important event of the early 20th century: it shelled the Victorian synthesis and decimated a lost generation.
At first, the motion picture industry avoided the conflict but then discovered that both ground warriors and aviators fascinated the public in an era when motion picture attendance was on the rise. In this study of feature films and documentaries, Hollywood's World War I traces America's changing views over five decades, as filmmakers have focused on a crisis that still reverberates in our civic and spiritual lives.