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The Best War Ever: America and World War II (American Moment)

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"Most valuable to students and general readers who have not given World War II serious study but who are interested in achieving a better understanding of America's experience in what Dwight D. Eisenhower called 'the Great Crusade.'" — Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

Synopsis:

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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-183) and index.

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ISBN:
9780801846977
Author:
Adams, Michael C.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Author:
Adams, Michael C.
Location:
Baltimore :
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
United States History 1933-1945.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Moment (Paperback)
Series Volume:
9350
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.99x5.92x.56 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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