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The Resource Prisoners of history : what monuments to World War II tell us about our history and ourselves, Keith Lowe

Prisoners of history : what monuments to World War II tell us about our history and ourselves, Keith Lowe

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Prisoners of history : what monuments to World War II tell us about our history and ourselves
Title
Prisoners of history
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what monuments to World War II tell us about our history and ourselves
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Keith Lowe
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What monuments to World War II tell us about our history and ourselves
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Language
eng
Summary
"A look at how our monuments to World War II shape the way we think about the war by an award-winning historian. Keith Lowe, an award-winning author of books on WWII, saw monuments around the world taken down in political protest and began to wonder what monuments built to commemorate WWII say about us today. Focusing on these monuments, Prisoners of History looks at World War II and the way it still tangibly exists within our midst. He looks at all aspects of the war from the victors to the fallen, from the heroes to the villains, from the apocalypse to the rebuilding after devastation. He focuses on twenty-five monuments including The Motherland Calls in Russia, the US Marine Corps Memorial in the USA, Italy's Shrine to the Fallen, China's Nanjin Massacre Memorial, The A Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, the balcony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and The Liberation Route that runs from London to Berlin. Unsurprisingly, he finds that different countries view the war differently. In monuments erected in the US, Lowe sees triumph and patriotic dedications to the heroes. In Europe, the monuments are melancholy, ambiguous and more often than not dedicated to the victims. In these differing international views of the war, Lowe sees the stone and metal expressions of sentiments that imprison us today with their unchangeable opinions. Published on the 75th anniversary of the end of the war, Prisoners of History is a 21st century view of a 20th century war that still haunts us today"--
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1970-
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Lowe, Keith
Dewey number
940.54/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D830
LC item number
.L68 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Memorialization
  • War memorials
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Collective memory
  • War and society
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Prisoners of history : what monuments to World War II tell us about our history and ourselves, Keith Lowe
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-342)
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1225931675
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 346 pages
Isbn
9781250235022
Lccn
2020030034
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1225931675
Label
Prisoners of history : what monuments to World War II tell us about our history and ourselves, Keith Lowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-342)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1225931675
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 346 pages
Isbn
9781250235022
Lccn
2020030034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1225931675

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