Book Discussion on Selling the Korean War

Steven Casey talked about his book Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953 (Oxford… read more

Steven Casey talked about his book Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953 (Oxford University Press, 2008). In his book about how the Truman and Eisenhower administrations shaped public discourse about the Korean War, influenced media, and gained political and public support, he explains the challenges both presidents faced in selling a “limited war” to a population unlikely to accept less than total victory as well as their respective strategies for dealing with the broader Cold War.

Mr. Casey was presented with the 2010 Harry S. Truman Book Award, which is awarded every two years by the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs to the author whose book best addresses the life or public career of Harry S. Truman. This event was co-sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library, where it was held at the Plaza Branch. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Casey, Steven Senior Lecturer London School of Economics and Political Science->International History
  • Gall, Jeffrey L. Chair Truman (Harry S.) Library Institute->Harry S. Truman Book Award Subcommittee
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Book Discussion on Selling the Korean War

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Oct 23, 2010
Last Aired:
Oct 24, 2010

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  • Oct 23, 2010 | 4:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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