Iwo Jima: monuments, memories, and the American hero

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Harvard University Press, Aug 1, 1991 - Art - 300 pages
The story behind an American icon--a group of Marines risking their lives for Old Glory at the battle of Iwo Jima--that has been reproduced in posters, stamps, movies, and sculpture

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IWO JIMA: Monuments, Memories, and the American Hero

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An unusual exploration by Marling (George Washington Slept Here, 1988; Art History/Univ. of Minn.) and Wetenhall (Curator/Birmingham Museum) of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima and the use to which ... Read full review

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the American Hero. Harvard Univ. Pr. Sept. 1991. c.300p. permanent paper. photogs. index. LC 90-42283. ISBN 0-674-46980-1. $24.95. hist The Vietnam Memorial has received much attention in recent years ... Read full review


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Karal Ann Marling is the author or co-author of more than thirty books on American topics, including three New York Times "Notable Books of the Year." A recipient of the Minnesota Humanities Commission Award and the Minnesota Book Award, she has always taken a keen interest in the culture of our state; her Looking North was published by Afton Historical Society Press in 2003. Professor Marling has taught Art History and American Studies at the University of Minnesota for 30 years.

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