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Author Lotchin, Roger W.
Title The bad city in the good war : San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Diego / Roger W. Lotchin.
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2003.
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 Floor2  D769.85.C2 L68 2003    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 314 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series American West in the twentieth century
American West in the twentieth century.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-302) and index.
Contents Introduction : the bad city on the good war -- Limping to Vallejo : the martial metropolises at war -- Dunkirk at the marina : war and the renaissance of urban community -- Al Capone and Alcatraz : the latent military resources of urban California-- Tijuana breakfast : learning form the women of Rancho San Rafael and Wake Island -- The universal double V : War and ethnocultural accommodation : War and the sources of urban racial and national diversity -- Urban economies in a statist war -- Government I : managing the city in a madcap world -- Government II : mission improbable -- Conclusion : the bad city and the good war : transformation or heroic interlude?.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- California.
Cities and towns -- California -- History -- 20th century.
California -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0253215463 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0253341434 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 50228114