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Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11 Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11

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"This richly informed account of recent memorials identifies a notable shift from honoring singular heroes to venerating the loss of civilian life. How this shift occurred and its national consequences are among the intriguing questions raised and answered in this landmark study."
-- Sally Webster, author of The Nation's First Monument and the Origins of the American Memorial Tradition

"What do we memorialize in America today, what-and who-is memorable? Harriet Senie's thoughtful and well researched book considers how many of the nation's contemporary memorials -- from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the September 11 National Memorial -- conflate violence and tragic loss with imperatives of collective unity and survival, denying the fissures in the American Dream and diverting Americans from imagining new and different futures."
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