Pacific Legacy

Author: Rex Alan Smith
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
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Pacific Legacy from the Author: Rex Alan Smith. A lavishly illustrated history of the Pacific War weaves first-person narratives with five hundred spectacular color and black-and-white photographs to paint a vivid portrait of this world-changing conflict.

Munich And Memory

Author: Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520923027
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Munich And Memory from the Author: Gavriel D. Rosenfeld. Munich, notorious in recent history as the capital of the Nazi movement, is the site of Gavriel Rosenfeld's stimulating inquiry into the German collective memory of the Third Reich. Rosenfeld shows, with the aid of a wealth of photographs, how the city's urban form developed after 1945 in direct reflection of its inhabitants' evolving memory of the Second World War and the Nazi dictatorship. In the second half of the twentieth century, the German people's struggle to come to terms with the legacy of Nazism has dramatically shaped nearly all dimensions of their political, social, and cultural life. The area of urban development and the built environment, little explored until now, offers visible evidence of the struggle. By examining the ways in which the people of Munich reconstructed the ruins of their historic buildings, created new works of architecture, dealt with surviving Nazi buildings, and erected new monuments to commemorate the horrors of the recent past, Rosenfeld identifies a spectrum of competing memories of the Nazi experience. Munich’s postwar development was the subject of constant controversy, pitting representatives of contending aesthetic and mnemonic positions against one another in the heated battle to shape the city’s urban form. Examining the debates between traditionalists, modernists, postmodernists, and critical preservationists, Rosenfeld shows that the memory of Nazism in Munich has never been "repressed" but has rather been defined by constant dissension and evolution. On balance, however, he concludes that Munich came to embody in its urban form a conservative view of the past that was inclined to diminish local responsibility for the Third Reich.

War Demobilization And Memory

Author: Alan Forrest
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137406496
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War Demobilization And Memory from the Author: Alan Forrest. This volume examines the impact of the wars in the Atlantic world between 1770 and 1830, focusing both on the military, economic, political, social and cultural demobilization that occurred immediately at their end, and their long-term legacy and memory.

Memory And Legacy

Author: Michael Berenbaum
Publisher: Publications International
ISBN: 9780981633404
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Memory And Legacy from the Author: Michael Berenbaum. Richly illustrated and amply documented, 'Memory and Legacy' is a compelling presentation of the epoch-making events of the Holocaust that will intrigue and inform students and seasoned readers alike. Beginning before the rise of Nazism, the narrative progresses through Kristallnacht and ghettoization, through mass executions and the Final Solution, and finally to liberation and the re-creation of shattered lives. -- Back cover.

After Such Knowledge

Author: Eva Hoffman
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610391357
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After Such Knowledge from the Author: Eva Hoffman. As the Holocaust recedes in time, the guardianship of its legacy is being passed on from its survivors and witnesses to the next generation. How should they, in turn, convey its knowledge to others? What are the effects of a traumatic past on its inheritors? And what are the second-generation's responsibilities to its received memories? In this meditation on the long aftermath of atrocity, Eva Hoffman--a child of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust with the help of neighbors, but whose entire families perished--probes these questions through personal reflections, and through broader explorations of the historical, psychological, and moral implications of the second-generation experience. She examines the subterranean processes through which private memories of suffering are transmitted, and the more willful stratagems of collective memory. She traces the "second generation's" trajectory from childhood intimations of horror, through its struggles between allegiance and autonomy, and its complex transactions with children of perpetrators. As she guides us through the poignant juncture at which living memory must be relinquished, she asks what insights can be carried from the past to the newly problematic present, and urges us to transform potent family stories into a fully informed understanding of a forbidding history.

Scotland And The First World War

Author: Gill Plain
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 1611487773
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Scotland And The First World War from the Author: Gill Plain. What did war look like in the cultural imagination of 1914? Why did men in Scotland sign up to fight in unprecedented numbers? What were the martial myths shaping Scottish identity from the aftermath of Bannockburn to the close of the nineteenth century, and what did the Scottish soldiers of the First World War think they were fighting for? Scotland and the First World War: Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Bannockburn is a collection of new interdisciplinary essays interrogating the trans-historical myths of nation, belonging and martial identity that shaped Scotland’s encounter with the First World War. In a series of thematically linked essays, experts from the fields of literature, history and cultural studies examine how Scotland remembers war, and how remembering war has shaped Scotland.

The Allied Air War And Urban Memory

Author: Jörg Arnold
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497464
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The Allied Air War And Urban Memory from the Author: Jörg Arnold. The cultural legacy of the air war on Germany is explored in this comparative study of two bombed cities from different sides of the subsequently divided nation. Contrary to what is often assumed, Allied bombing left a lasting imprint on German society, spawning vibrant memory cultures that can be traced from the 1940s to the present. While the death of half a million civilians and the destruction of much of Germany's urban landscape provided 'usable' rallying points in the great political confrontations of the day, the cataclysms were above all remembered on a local level, in the very spaces that had been hit by the bombs and transformed beyond recognition. The author investigates how lived experience in the shadow of Nazism and war was translated into cultural memory by local communities in Kassel and Magdeburg struggling to find ways of coming to terms with catastrophic events unprecedented in living memory.

Barbarian Memory

Author: N. Birns
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137364564
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Barbarian Memory from the Author: N. Birns. An investigation of the use of Late Antique European history by late medieval and Renaissance writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Davenant, Trissino, and Corneille. The liminality of the late antique period and the issues of ethnicity and religion it raises makes it very different from that of the classical world in analogous writers.

All Things Julius Caesar An Encyclopedia Of Caesar S World And Legacy 2 Volumes

Author: Michael Lovano
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440804214
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All Things Julius Caesar An Encyclopedia Of Caesar S World And Legacy 2 Volumes from the Author: Michael Lovano. Julius Caesar's life and example have fascinated and motivated generations of people for nearly 2,000 years. This book explores the people, places, events, and institutions that helped define arguably the most famous individual in the history of Rome. • Presents information on Julius Caesar that high school students, undergraduates, and general readers will find accessible and useful • Provides an encyclopedic scope and broad coverage as well as detailed, specific focus on particular topics and themes from Caesar's world • Relates the relevance of the Roman experience from millennia ago to modern-day social and political issues

The Spitting Image

Author: Jerry Lembcke
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814751473
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The Spitting Image from the Author: Jerry Lembcke. One of the most resilient images of the Vietnam era is that of the anti-war protester — often a woman — spitting on the uniformed veteran just off the plane. The lingering potency of this icon was evident during the Gulf War, when war supporters invoked it to discredit their opposition. In this startling book, Jerry Lembcke demonstrates that not a single incident of this sort has been convincingly documented. Rather, the anti-war Left saw in veterans a natural ally, and the relationship between anti-war forces and most veterans was defined by mutual support. Indeed one soldier wrote angrily to Vice President Spiro Agnew that the only Americans who seemed concerned about the soldier's welfare were the anti-war activists. While the veterans were sometimes made to feel uncomfortable about their service, this sense of unease was, Lembcke argues, more often rooted in the political practices of the Right. Tracing a range of conflicts in the twentieth century, the book illustrates how regimes engaged in unpopular conflicts often vilify their domestic opponents for "stabbing the boys in the back." Concluding with an account of the powerful role played by Hollywood in cementing the myth of the betrayed veteran through such films as Coming Home, Taxi Driver, and Rambo, Jerry Lembcke's book stands as one of the most important, original, and controversial works of cultural history in recent years.