Steven Casey: Selling the Korean War

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Harry S. Truman Book Award winner Steven Casey explains how the Truman and Eisenhower administrations shaped public opinion and influenced the media during the Korean War.
Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Steven Casey discusses his new book Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States on Tuesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The book, which won the 2010 Harry S. Truman Book Award, explains how the Truman and Eisenhower administrations shaped public discourse about the Korean War, influenced media, and gained political and public support.

Casey 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.

The event is co-sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Library Institute.

The book will be available for sale, and Casey will sign copies purchased during the event. Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.

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