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Beidler, Philip D.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 9,541 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Conference proceedings  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Art  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS558, 959.70431
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Most widely held works about Philip D Beidler
 
Most widely held works by Philip D Beidler
Late thoughts on an old war the legacy of Vietnam by Philip D Beidler( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip D. Beidler, who served as an armored cavalry platoon leader in Vietnam, sees less and less of the hard-won perspective of the common soldier in what America has made of that war. Each passing year, he says, dulls our sense of immediacy about Vietnam's costs, opening wider the temptation to make it something more necessary, neatly contained, and justifiable than it should ever become. Here Beidler draws on personal memories to reflect on the war's lingering aftereffects and the shallow, evasive ways we deal with them."--BOOK JACKET
First books the printed word and cultural formation in early Alabama by Philip D Beidler( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early 19th-century Alabama was a society still in the making. Now Philip Beidler tells how the first books written and published in the state influenced the formation of Alabama's literary and political culture."--BOOK JACKET
American literature and the experience of Vietnam by Philip D Beidler( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the literature of the war and a study of literary consciousness relative to the larger process of cultural myth-making
The Mythologizing of Mark Twain by Sara Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV> <DIV>Readers of Mark Twain seldom doubt his genius, but defining that genius and locating its source continue to challenge students of American literature. Equally elusive is an explanation of the intriguing phenomenon of Twain as a mythic figure, both shaper and embodier of an American mythos. Perhaps no single critical approach can adequately assess the complex force behind Samuel Clemens and Mark Twain. This native genius, our quintessential artist, rightfully provokes a number of powerful responses, as these original essays demonstrate.</DIV> </DIV>
Re-writing America : Vietnam authors in their generation by Philip D Beidler( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scriptures for a generation : what we were reading in the '60s by Philip D Beidler( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of Scriptures for a Generation are dozens of detailed entries discussing individual writers and the particular importance of their texts - bona fide '60s classics ranging from The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five to Carlos Casteneda's The Teachings of Don Juan and the Boston Women's Health Book Collective's Our Bodies, Ourselves. Represented as well are such works of revered elders as Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf and Henry David Thoreau's Walden. Beidler's coverage also extends to works of the early '70s that are clearly textual and spiritual extensions of the '60s: the Portola Institute's Last Whole Earth Catalog, Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and others. An overview of reading and writing as both a product and prime mover of '60s culture precedes the main section. In his conclusion Beidler highlights the most notable efforts to document and interpret the era
The Good War's greatest hits : World War II and American remembering by Philip D Beidler( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glow of 1945 persists as a kind of beacon for American society, symbolic of an era when good and evil were easily defined. This image is at the center of Philip D. Beidler's entertaining look at the way World War II reshaped American popular culture. Beidler captures the aura of the times as he chronicles the production histories of more than a dozen projects with wartime themes, examining how books and plays evolved into films, how stars were considered and selected, technical problems and personality conflicts during production, and the public's reactions. From the upbeat tempo of the musical South Pacific to the weary disillusionment of The Best Years of Our Lives, from the patriotic nostalgia of Life's Picture History of World War II to the moral ambiguity of From Here to Eternity, a powerful mythology of the war developed. As a consequence, the line between fact and fiction has blurred for the war generation and its inheritors, and Hollywood's version of the Good War has become enshrined as historical fact in the nation's collective memory
Writing race across the Atlantic world medieval to modern by Phillip Beidler( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study comprises a set of lively, diverse, and original investigations into contemporary notions of race in the oceanic interculture of the Atlantic during the early modern period. Working across institutional boundaries of "American" and "British" literature in this period, as well as between "history" and "literature", ten essays address the ways in which cultural categories of "race"--Brown, red, and white, African-American and Afro-Caribbean, Spanish and Jewish, English and Celtic, native American and northern European, creole and mestizo - were constructed and adapted by early modern writers
The Victory Album Reflections on the Good Life After the Good War by Philip D Beidler( )

9 editions published between 1753 and 2013 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid and penetrating history, personal and social, of growing up in post-1945 America A pervasive feeling at the end of World War II, notes Philip D. Beidler, was that Americans had "inherited the earth" and could look forward to a kind of golden age, the "Good Life after the Good War." But this good life-for all its genuine possibilities-was only accessible to some and was countered by racial tensions, the fear of communism and nuclear war, gender inequalities, and a rising consumer culture, among other problems and anxieties. In these essays-a combination of personal remembran
The art of fiction in the heart of Dixie : an anthology of Alabama writers( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island called paradise : Cuba in history, literature, and the arts by Philip D Beidler( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal and cultural mediation, Philip D. Beidler's The Island Called Paradise explores the fascinating ways Cuban history and culture have permeated North American consciousness, and vice versa. In The Island Called Paradise, Philip D. Beidler shares his personal discovery of the vast, rich, and astonishing history of the island of Cuba and the interrelatedness of Cuba and the US. Cuba first entered Beidler's consciousness in the early 1960s when he watched with mesmerized anxiety the televised reports of the Cuban missile crisis, a conflict that reduced a multifaceted, centuries-old history
Many voices, many rooms : a new anthology of Alabama writers( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Havana : spirit of the living city by Chip Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Company K by William March( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an Introduction by Philip D. Beidler This book was originally published in 1933. It is the first novel by William March, pen name for William Edward Campbell. Stemming directly from the author's experiences with the U.S. Marines in France during World War I, the book consists of 113 sketches, or chapters, tracing the fictional Company K's war exploits and providing an emotional history of the men of the company that extends beyond the boundaries of the war itself. William Edward Campbell served courageously in France as evidenced by his chest
American wars, American peace notes from a son of the empire by Philip D Beidler( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip D. Beidler has often drawn on his combat experience in Vietnam and his deep engagement with American popular culture. His essays tap these sources in powerful, truth-telling ways. In American Wars, American Peace, another voice emerges, distinct yet also tied to Beidler's wartime memories and his love of literature, film, and music. It is the voice of one of the "baby-boom progeny of the 'Greatest Generation' who at home and abroad became the foot soldiers" not just in Vietnam but in the Peace Corps, the civil rights movement, the women's movement, and beyond." "As he reflects on terrorism, patriotism, geopolitics, sacrifice, propaganda, and more, Beidler revisits his generation's "inherited vision of national purpose" - and he asks what happened. These essays are a sobering wake-up call for even the most informed and conscientious citizen."--BOOK JACKET
Writing race across the Atlantic world, 1492-1763( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King august: August Wilson in his time by Philip D Beidler( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Solitary business( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents interviews with authors who relate their experiences as writers and discuss a few of their works
Solatium by Philip D Beidler( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writing race across the Atlantic world medieval to modern( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Beidler, Philip 1944-

Beidler, Phillip D.

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English (119)

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First books the printed word and cultural formation in early AlabamaAmerican literature and the experience of VietnamThe Mythologizing of Mark TwainRe-writing America : Vietnam authors in their generationScriptures for a generation : what we were reading in the '60sThe Good War's greatest hits : World War II and American rememberingWriting race across the Atlantic world medieval to modernThe Victory Album Reflections on the Good Life After the Good War