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    DescriptionThe adventures and antics of James Bond have provided the world with many of the most gripping story lines of the last half-century. Fleming's novels were bestsellers in their day, and the Bond films have been even more popular, becoming the most enduring and successful film franchise in history. By some estimates, half of the world's population has seen a James Bond movie. A fascinating and accessible account of this global phenomenon, The Politics of James Bond uses the plots and characterizations in the novels and the blockbuster films to place Bond in a historical, cultural, and political context. Jeremy Black charts and explores how the settings and the dynamics of the Bond adventures have changed over time in response to shifts in the real-world environment in which the fictional Bond operates. Sex, race, class, and violence are each important factors, as Agent 007 evolves from Cold War warrior to foe of SPECTRE and eventually to world defender pitted against megalomaniacal foes. The development of Bond, his leading ladies, and the major plots all shed light on world political attitudes and reflect elements of the real espionage history of the period. This analysis of Bond's world and his lasting legacy offers an insightful look at both cultural history and popular entertainment. Jeremy Black is a professor of history at the University of Exeter. His books include Maps and Politics; War for America: The Fight for Independence, 1775-1783; and War and the World: Military Power and the Fate of the Continents, 1450-2000.


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    Title
    The Politics of James Bond
    Subtitle
    From Fleming's Novels to the Big Screen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Black
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 327 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780803262409
    ISBN 10: 080326240X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    DC22: 823.914
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25740
    DC22: 791.4375
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
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    LC classification: PR6056.L4 Z585 2005, 2004029696
    Thema V1.0: DS
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Nebraska Press
    Imprint name
    University of Nebraska Press
    Publication date
    31 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Lincoln
    Author Information
    Jeremy Black is a professor of history at the University of Exeter. His books include "Maps and Politics"; "War for America: The Fight for Independence, 1775-1783"; and "War and the World: Military Power and the Fate of the Continents, 1450-2000."