The fighting Sullivans : how Hollywood and the military make heroes /

"The five Sullivan brothers, at their insistence, were assigned to the same ship in World War II. Predictably when the ship was blown up they all were killed. The Navy buried their mistake in allowing all five to serve on the same ship by turning the five brothers into heroes, complete with a s...

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Main Author: Kuklick, Bruce, 1941- (Author)
Format: Book
Published:Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2016]
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Growing Up Sullivan
  • 2. Depression Troubles
  • 3. In the Navy
  • 4. Guadalcanal
  • 5. National Heroes
  • 6. A New Mrs. Bixby
  • 7. The Navy Tour and After
  • 8. Hollywood in Waiting for the Sullivans
  • 9. The Film Is Born
  • 10. The Sullivans and The Fighting Sullivans
  • 11. The Sullivans and The Fighting Sullivans
  • 12. The Battles of Waterloo, 1944
  • 1964
  • 13. Town and Country.