Tales of the Great American Victory: World War II in Politics and Poetics
Diederik Oostdijk, Markha G. Valenta
VU University Press, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 211 pages
The essays featured here are all based on papers presented at the conference The Stories of World War II, which was held in the Summer of 2004 at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This volume contains essays by young, up-and-coming European and American scholars as well as by top researchers in the field of war and culture, including Steven Gould Axelrod on war poetry, Lorrie Goldensohn on Holocaust memoirs, and Pulitzer-prize winning historian John W Dower on the analogy between World War II and the Iraqi war.
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