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Steinbeck as a propagandist: Reflections on 'Bombs Away'

This interview posted above is from SDPB's daily public affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

'Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team' Is a 1942 book by John Steinbeck. It is perhaps one of the author's lesser-known works, but its inception has a story of its own. 'Bombs Away' was a United States propaganda tool intended to increase Air Force recruitment and morale.

Dr. Rodney Rice is a professor emeritus of humanities at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He presents a review and analysis of Bombs Away on Nov. 15 as part of the School of Mines STEAM Café lineup. He joins Lori Walsh on In the Moment to discuss the origins of the book and how we should read it today.

Dr. Rice presents his lecture Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. MST at Hay Camp Brewing Company in Rapid City.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Carl Norquist is a producer and writer for In the Moment. An EMMY-winning producer, Carl previously worked for KTIV News 4 in Sioux City, IA. Carl is a Minnesota native and graduate of Augustana University with majors in Art and English.