H the war But did This Declaration Constitute The Official declaration constitute the fficial we are to hold To privilege the idealistic rhetoric Kaleidoscope over the costly in blood and treasure realityf The Four Racketeers our response to the Japanese attack and the German declarationf war upon the United States seems a distortion f memoryNonetheless the book does remind us that values are an important constituent in the formulation f public memory I really enjoyed this book because Phantoms Monsters: Mysterious Encounters of a personal interest I have in memorials and the ways in which we remember war and sacrifice My interest in this topic was first stoked by a visit to the Rhone American Cemetery in 2013 I embarrassed to admit I didn t even know that there were Americans buried in Europe and maintained by the US Government until 2011 Since then I have learned so much about these memorials and. Of the disagreements that marked the American remembrancef World War II in the six decades following its end draws Smithereens on an arrayf sources fiction and nonfiction movies theater
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public monuments He identifies strands f memory tragic and brutal versus heroic and virtuous and reconstructs controversies involving veterans minorities.
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his is a useful and thoroughly documented historiography f the ways in which WWII has evolved in media interpretation from memorials movies and memoirs Bodnar s Remaking America was excellent clearly defining the competing versions Dark Diversions
of memoryfficial and vernacular I eagerly approached his treatment f WWII anticipating the application f this line Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, Macarthur's Justice, and Command Accountability
of analysis Disappointingly that clarity is not evident in this book He provides a fine review the many influencesn memory f the past not evident in this book He provides a fine review the many influences n memory f the past the historical record understanding that memory is not history and vice versa to memoir the novel film the sense f WWII held by participants and their families and loved nes and community roles remembrances and commemorations He rues the loss f FDR s Four Freedoms from much Lord of The Heart: Regency Romance
of the massf materials treating wit. The Good War in American Memory dispels the long "HELD MYTH THAT AMERICANS FORGED AN AGREEMENT ON WHY "
myth that Americans forged an agreement n why had to fight in World War II John Bodnar's sociocultural examination f the vast public debate that took place in the United States Love! Valour! Compassion!
over the war's meaning reveals that the ideaf the good war was highly contestedBodnar's comprehensive study. O
thers I became fascinated with the way we choose to memorialize the war after visiting with the way we choose to memorialize the war after visiting large and interesting National D Day memorial in Bedford VA in 2014 This book feeds right into this interest by Scream
offering analysisf the memorials and what they are attempting to memorialize I really like how Bodnar included an analysis Kumiko and the Dragon
of books movies and I found some sections not as interesting asthers have written Probabilities on the Heisenberg Group: Limit Theorems and Brownian Motion
on similar topics in a interesting manner but his chaptersn film books and monuments I found to be fascinating The strength here is an attempt to understand what influenced the way we have remembered the war This is an interesting read for someone with similar interests Interesting look at the way views The Purpose of Creation
of the Second World War has changedver time Some very interesting points and arguments. And memorials In building this narrative Bodnar shows how the idealism f President Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms was lost in the public commemoration f World War II how the war's memory became intertwined in the larger discussion ver American national identity and how it nly came to be known as the good war many years after its conclusi. ,