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SWINGTIME FOR HITLER From Goebbels's Jazzmen to Tokyo Rose to A.I., the Eternal Allure of Propaganda

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Scott Simon

History • 2 hrs. • Audio Program • © 2023

Veteran NPR broadcaster Scott Simon explores the role of music in wartime propaganda in this entertaining, well-produced, and innovative audio program. Simon's grandfatherly voice guides listeners through a bizarre episode in WWII history, adding context with his own reflections about working in war zones and his tenuous connection to Tokyo Rose. More akin to a documentary or podcast than a traditional audiobook, the program features a wealth of archival recordings, many by Charlie and his Orchestra, a notorious Nazi-sponsored swing band that crooned anti-Semitic and racist tunes intended to demoralize British and American audiences. This remarkable audio manages to pack journalistic rigor, wit, poignancy, and originality into an economical two-hour listen. D.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]

Digital Download • Scribd • 2023

DD ISBN 9781094462691 multiple sources

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