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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press; Reprint edition (December 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932360042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932360042
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,606,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 10, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The author really hasn't exposed that much any well informed person wouldn't already know. This may, however, be the first time all of this "other" history of WWII has been put into a compehensive volume and made availabe in retail book stores coast to coast. It's long overdue. Like a lot of people, I thought the opening sequence of "Saving Private Ryan" was terrifying in the extreme, and one cannot help but feel a sense of awe and profound respect for aged veterans who experienced this. But was establishing concentration camps for Japanese-Americans in an already racially and economicaly segregated nation really the right thing to do? Having done it can we really claim the moral high-ground with any credibility when we combat Nazism? Is a nuclear weapon used against a largley CIVILIAN population (already conventionaly bombed around the clock) really an appropriate response to a nation that launched a preemptive strike against US MILITARY targets? Did our beloved FDR knowingly invite such a preemptive strike as a means of galvanizing an otherwise isolationist and economically crippled nation? Did US diplomacy really try to avert war with Imperial Japan? Did Americas barons of capitalism make faustian deals with the Nazis in order to please shareholders and line their own pockets in the process? Did a United States Army court authorize the firing squad execution of Pvt. Eddie Slovak for "cowardice"? Or what of the betrayal of thousands of Canadian troops sacrificed at Dieppe? Before this book one could only read such alternative view points in novels like "Slaughterhouse 5", "Catch 22", "A Midnight Clear" or non-fiction works like John Hersey's "Hiroshima".Read more ›
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Wade Frazier on July 18, 2002
Format: Hardcover
From its Hitler-satire book cover to the book jacket photos of Mr. Zezima in his bandana, the Gex-X nature of his book is evident. However, as to serving its stated purpose - an antidote to the flag-waving exercise of Saving Private Ryan - the books works admirably. As Howard Zinn and others have made clear, nearly all war movies are anti-war movies, but though Spielberg brought gore to the big screen as never before, it was ultimately a pro-war movie. Being an American Jew, we must consider Speilberg's bias. Historian David Wyman would not share Spielberg's enthusiasm for America's noble war.
Zezima's book is not a thorough historian's effort, but it does what virtually no American historian has developed the courage to do: challenge all the self-serving myths that Americans believe about World War II. On that score, Zezima is to be commended for standing up to the propaganda barrage, a situation that has become much worse during the post 9/11 era. As a single-volume work, it succeeds as no other book I have seen on the subject, and that includes the work of Fussell, Adams, Zinn and other professional iconoclasts.
Works such as Zezima's predictably earn one star reviews from people who rarely offer any substantive criticism, but write witty ad hominem attacks. The one-star reviews he has garnered say a lot more about the sorry state of the American political scene than they do about Zezima's book.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Saving Private Power tackles many specific myths surrounding World War II, including the "necessity" of bombing Japan, the "anti-fascism" of the US in the 1920s and 1930s, and the "inevitability" of Hitler's rise to power. The reviews that whine about Zezima's left politics or falsely claim that he equates the petty theft of American GIs with the horrors of the SS are either missing the point or just don't care. Zezima isn't claiming that the US was as bad as Hitler (indeed, he explicitly denies it) he is simply pointing out that World War II, like any other war, isn't about good vs, evil, it is about power vs. power. He is glad that the US power won and Hitler and the Axis was defeated, but US power helped build up the Cold War,the "age of the atom" and other things which disqualify the US from simply being the "good" in a right-wing blowhard's simplistic fairy tale.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If you believe Tom Brokaw's propaganda about "The Greatest Generation," this book will be a wake-up call of epic proportions. An annotated, yet highly accessible expose of America's role in WWII, Saving Private Power is a big first step towards understanding how myths are created and a major move to reclaim history from the corporate and academic domains. Read this book and share the news with everyone you know.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By mrgrieves08 on July 2, 2002
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It is very unfortunate, but not a bit surprising that some people would rather ignore or forget about the gruesome deeds of some of America's most celebrated images. Do these people ever ask that we "get over it" or "forget about" Hitler and the holocaust? I think we all know what kind of people would say such things. However, when it comes to American's such as Henry Ford--who kept a framed photo of his hero, Hitler, in his office and funded a virulently anti-semetic newspaper which Hitler himself praised in the highest terms, or Charles Lindberg who eagerly gave profacist radio speeches throughout the 30's and Prescott Bush--father of Prez George Bush--who raised over $50 million for the Nazi war effort, we are supposed to ignore it and pretend that it didn't happen. Are we also supposed to pretend that over 100 million people didn't die during the Good War, while were at it let's just pretend that there was no war at all.
Fortunately, there are people like Michael Zezima and Howard Zinn who will not allow what has been called the "murdering of history" simply because it is inconsistent with great myth of America as the tireless defender of freedom and justice in the world. Obviously, contrary to what some would say, these facts have not been exposed enough, if so why are so many Americans in the dark about the true events of history? Books like this are not produced with the purpose of "trashing America", but in order to make America a better place. For as long as war criminals, traitors, and racists are immortalized as American heroes, the true facts of American history will need to be brought to the attention of the public, which is the valuable purpose that this book is intended to serve.
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