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Words at War: World War II Era Radio Drama and the Postwar Broadcasting Industry Blacklist. Howard Blue. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002.
The efforts of radio dramatists to persuade their fellow countrymen that Allied victory in the Second World War must be total and unconditional have not been widely studied by popular culture scholars--until now. Howard Blue's meticulously documented Words at War does much to convey an appreciation of this important period, when the voices of actors such as Burgess Meredith, Mercedes McCambridge, and Art Carney reached into millions of homes with a powerful and moving call to arms.
Blue also describes factors before and after the Pearl Harbor attack that served to …