Book identification filter: Help me find a WWII history book with a bright orange cover.
August 26, 2009 10:36 PM   Subscribe

Book identification filter: Help me find a WWII history book with a bright orange cover.

I got this book out of the library years ago. I'm guessing it was published pre-2000. As I recall it had no particular focus, but just a different article about some aspect of the war on each page, maybe loosely chronologically ordered. It might have been one volume of a multi-volume set.

The things I remember more clearly:
Somewhere in the middle it had a full double-page spread with a grid of thumbnail images from various WWII movies. I remember looking at them and wanting to go through and watch them all, which is pretty much what prompted this question, since I intend to give the watch-them-all plan a go if I eventually find the book. Anyway, under each thumbnail was the title of the movie and a small note about whatever was notable about that film. I think the thumbnails were from about half color and half B&W films.

And the most distinctive thing I remember about the book was that it had a bright orange cover - no dust jacket (although it may be that it had one originally, and the library removed it), and the title printed in simple black lettering on the spine only.
posted by snowleopard to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
 
Wow...can you narrow this down?

Did it refer to that big thing as "WWII" or "The Great War" or "The Second World War" or what?

Can you go back to the library in the section you retrieved it from, and fetch it?

Can you call up those more-than-willing reference librarians in said library and ask them to retrieve it from the section you recall?


Anything??
posted by hal_c_on at 10:43 PM on August 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


how about this, titled Japan/America Film Wars: WWII Propaganda and Its Cultural Contexts (Studies in Film and Video, Vol 1)?
posted by garfy3 at 3:09 AM on August 27, 2009


Could have been library binding in which case remembering that it was orange will only really help you if you're looking at the shelves in the library you got it from in the first place.
posted by reptile at 6:04 AM on August 27, 2009


and the title printed in simple black lettering on the spine only.

That's almost certainly a library rebinding, so the "orange" doesn't help.
posted by Sidhedevil at 7:28 AM on August 27, 2009


Can you go to the library and hunt it down?
posted by pintapicasso at 12:06 PM on August 27, 2009


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