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Five Came Back

A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
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Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
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Now a Netflix Original Series, featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and Guillermo del Toro.

Before the Second World War, the Hollywood box office was booming, but the business was accused of being too foreign, too Jewish, too 'un-American'. Then the war changed everything. With Pearl Harbor came the opportunity for Hollywood to prove its critics wrong.

America's most legendary directors played a huge role in the war effort: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. Between them they shaped the public perception of almost every major moment of the war. With characteristic insight and expert knowledge, Harris tells the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II and how World War II changed Hollywood.

©2014 Mark Harris (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Brilliant

A brilliantly written and perfectly told book. I honestly cannot recommend it any higher. It's not easy weaving the stories of five different people but the author has done a bang on job. Thanks.