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Robert Brent Toplin, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is the author of many books and articles on film and history and on United States and Latin American history. He has been principal creator of a number of PBS and Disney Channel films and is the film and media editor for Perspectives in History.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the Second Edition||p. 1|
|Exercising Artistic License: Communicating through a Mix of Fact and Fiction|
|Mississippi Burning "A Standard to Which We Couldn't Live Up"||p. 25|
|JFK "Fact, Fiction, and Supposition"||p. 45|
|Drawing Lessons: Making the Past Relevant to the Present|
|Sergeant York "If That Is Propaganda, We Plead Guilty"||p. 81|
|Missing "An Assault on the Integrity of the U.S. Government, the Foreign Service and the Military"||p. 103|
|Opening Debate: Revealing Current Controversy in Portrayals of the Past|
|Bonnie and Clyde "Violence of a Most Grisly Sort"||p. 127|
|Patton "Deliberately Planned as a Rorschach Test"||p. 155|
|Accenting Heroism: Celebrating the "Great Man" in the Documentary Style|
|All the President's Men "The Story That People Know and Remember"||p. 179|
|Norma Rae "A Female Rocky"||p. 203|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 251|
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