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The "Good War" in American memory

Author: John E Bodnar
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"The "Good War" in American Memory dispels the long-held myth that Americans forged an agreement on why they had to fight in World War II. John Bodnar's sociocultural examination of the vast public debate that took place in the United States over the war's meaning reveals that the idea of the "good war" was highly contested. Bodnar's comprehensive study of the disagreements that marked the American remembrance of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Bodnar
ISBN: 9781421405827 1421405822
OCLC Number: 781853256
Notes: Originally pub.: 2010.
Description: x, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Wartime --
Soldiers write the war --
"No place for weaklings" --
Monuments and mourning --
The split screen --
The outsiders --
The victors --
Conclusion --
Postscript on Iraq.
Responsibility: John Bodnar.

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In building this narrative, Bodnar shows how the idealism of President Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms was lost in the public commemoration of World War II, how the war's memory became intertwined  Read more...

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The comprehensiveness and scope of Bodnar's research makes [ The 'Good War' in American Memory] a fine addition to an expanding body of work that seeks to complicate a consensus view of the war and Read more...

 
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