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Title History wars : the Enola Gay and other battles for the American past / edited by Edward T. Linenthal and Tom Engelhardt.

Imprint New York : Metropolitan Books, 1996.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.5425 H629 1996    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description vi, 295 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-291).
Contents Introduction : history under siege / Tom Engelhardt and Edward T. Linenthal -- Anatomy of a controversy / Edward T. Linenthal -- Three narratives of our humanity / John W. Dower -- Patriotic orthodoxy and American decline / Michael S. Sherry -- Whose history is it anyway? Memory, politics, and historical scholarship / Paul Boyer -- History at risk : the case of the Enola Gay / Richard H. Kohn -- Culture war, history front / Mike Wallace -- Dangerous history : Vietnam and the "good war" / Marilyn B. Young -- The victors and the vanquished / Tom Engelhardt.
Summary From the "taming of the West" to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the portrayal of the past has become a battleground at the heart of American politics.
Subject United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Historiography.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Historiography.
Nagasaki-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Historiography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Historiography.
Enola Gay (Bomber)
Added Author Linenthal, Edward Tabor, 1947-
Engelhardt, Tom, 1944-
ISBN 080504387X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780805043877 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0805043861 (hard : alk. paper)
9780805043860 (hard : alk. paper)

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