Contents: American history as seen through films such as Reds, Grapes of Wrath, Birth of a Nation, Casablanca,
Deer Hunter, Sergeant York, Ragtime, Dr. Strangelove, Adams Rib, On the Waterfront, All the President's Men
etc. - Rather than being a history of films per se, this book uses films to investigate events in American history
from Reconstruction to the present.