Enola Gay and the Court of History

Enola Gay and the Court of History

by Robert P. Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820474576

ISBN-13: 9780820474571

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

In 1995, the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) created controversy when it exhibited the Enola Gay<-->the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. In this text for scholars and interested general readers, historian Newman (emeritus, U. of Pittsburgh) analyzes the ongoing debate surrounding Truman's decision to use nuclear weapons. The focus is

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In 1995, the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) created controversy when it exhibited the Enola Gay<-->the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. In this text for scholars and interested general readers, historian Newman (emeritus, U. of Pittsburgh) analyzes the ongoing debate surrounding Truman's decision to use nuclear weapons. The focus is on the challenges that NASM faced in constructing a narrative for the exhibit that would satisfy American veterans and the Japanese while reflecting current historical research.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820474571
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Frontiers in Political Communication Ser.
Pages:
201
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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