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Best War Ever : America And World War II - 94 edition

Best War Ever : America And World War II (ISBN10: 0801846978; ISBN13: 9780801846977)
ISBN13: 978-0801846977
ISBN10: 0801846978

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ISBN13: 978-0801846960
ISBN10: 080184696X

Summary: Was it really such a ''good war''? It was, if popular memory is to be trusted. We knew who the enemy was. We knew what we were fighting for. The war was good for the economy. It was liberating for women. It was a war of tanks and airplanes--a cleaner war than World War I. Americans were united. Soldiers were proud. It was a time of prosperity, sound morality, and power. But according to historian Michael Adams, our memory is distorted, and it has left us with a misleading--even dangero
us--legacy. Challenging many of our common assumptions about the period, Adams argues that our experience of World War II was positive but also disturbing, creating problems that continue to plague us today.
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Summary: Was it really such a ''good war''? It was, if popular memory is to be trusted. We knew who the enemy was. We knew what we were fighting for. The war was good for the economy. It was liberating for women. It was a war of tanks and airplanes--a cleaner war than World War I. Americans were united. Soldiers were proud. It was a time of prosperity, sound morality, and power. But according to historian Michael Adams, our memory is distorted, and it has left us with a misleading--even dangerous--legacy. Challenging many of our common assumptions about the period, Adams argues that our experience of World War II was positive but also disturbing, creating problems that continue to plague us today. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 94
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Published: 11/28/1993
International: No



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