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History Wars by Tom Engelhardt

Title History Wars
Author Tom Engelhardt
Publisher Holt Paperbacks
Release Date 1996-08-15
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1429936770
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the "taming of the West" to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the portrayal of the past has become a battleground at the heart of American politics. What kind of history Americans should read, see, or fund is no longer merely a matter of professional interest to teachers, historians, and museum curators. Everywhere now, history is increasingly being held hostage, but to what end and why? In History Wars, eight prominent historians consider the angry swirl of emotions that now surrounds public memory. Included are trenchant essays by Paul Boyer, John W. Dower, Tom Engelhardt, Richard H. Kohn, Edward Linenthal, Micahel S. Sherry, Marilyn B. Young, and Mike Wallace.

The Enola Gay by Norman Polmar

Title The Enola Gay
Author Norman Polmar
Publisher Potomac Books, Inc.
Release Date 2004
Category History
Total Pages 89
ISBN 9781597975063
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The world entered the atomic age in August 1945, when the B-29 Superfortress nicknamed Enola Gay flew some 1,500 miles from the island of Tinian and dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The "Little Boy" bomb exploded with the force of 12.5 kilotons of TNT, nearly destroying the city. Three days later, another B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The Japanese government, which had been preparing a bloody defense against an invasion, surrendered six days later. The aircraft was the primary artifact in an exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum from 1995 to 1998. The original, controversial exhibit script was changed, and the final exhibition attracted some 4 million visitors, testifying to the enduring interest in the aircraft and its mission. This book tells the story of the Enola Gay, the Boeing B-29 program, and the combat operations of the B-29 type. After nearly two decades of restoration, the Enola Gay will be one of the highlights of the museum's new Udvar-Hazy Center, which is scheduled to open at Dulles International Airport on December 15, 2003.

Enola Gay by Gordon Thomas

Title Enola Gay
Author Gordon Thomas
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2014-07-01
Category History
Total Pages 386
ISBN 9781497658868
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From theNew York Times–bestselling coauthors: A “fascinating . . . unrivaled” history of the B-29 and its fateful mission to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (The New York Times Book Review). Painstakingly researched, the story behind the decision to send the Enola Gay to bomb Hiroshima is told through firsthand sources. From diplomatic moves behind the scenes to Japanese actions and the US Army Air Force’s call to action, no detail is left untold. Touching on the early days of the Manhattan Project and the first inkling of an atomic bomb, investigative journalist Gordon Thomas and his writing partner Max Morgan-Witts, take WWII enthusiasts through the training of the crew of the Enola Gay and the challenges faced by pilot Paul Tibbets. A page-turner that offers “minute-by-minute coverage of the critical periods” surrounding the mission, Enola Gay finally separates myth and reality from the planning of the flight to the moment over Hiroshima when the atomic age was born (Library Journal).

Flight Of The Enola Gay by Paul Warfield Tibbets

Title Flight of the Enola Gay
Author Paul Warfield Tibbets
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989
Category Air pilots, Military
Total Pages 316
ISBN 0942397118
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Col. Tibbets was solely responsible for the organization, training, and command of the world's first nuclear strike force. On the morning of August 6, 1945, Col. Tibbets flew the ENOLA GAY into the future by dropping the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This is his story!"--Cover.

An Exhibit Denied by Martin Harwit

Title An Exhibit Denied
Author Martin Harwit
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2012-12-06
Category History
Total Pages 477
ISBN 9781468479058
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At 8:15 A.M., August 6, 1945, the Enola Gay released her load. For forty three seconds, the world's first atomic bomb plunged through six miles of clear air to its preset detonation altitude. There it exploded, destroying Hiroshima and eighty thousand of her citizens. No war had ever seen such instant devastation. Within nine days Japan surrendered. World War II was over and a nuclear arms race had begun. Fifty years later, the National Air and Space Museum was in the final stages of preparing an exhibition on the Enola Gay's historic mission when eighty-one members of Congress angrily demanded cancellation of the planned display and the resignation or dismissal of the museum's director. The Smithsonian tnstitution, of which the National Air and Space Museum is a part, is heavily dependent on congressional funding. The Institution's chief executive, Smithsonian Secretary I. Michael Heyman, in office only four months at the time, scrapped the exhibit as requested, and promised to personally oversee a new display devoid of any historic context. In the wake of that decision I resigned as the museum's director and left the Smithsonian.

Title Enola Gay and the Court of History
Author Robert P. Newman
Publisher Peter Lang
Release Date 2004
Category History
Total Pages 201
ISBN 0820470716
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this hard-hitting, thoroughly researched, and crisply argued book, award-winning historian Robert P. Newman offers a fresh perspective on the dispute over President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan in World War II. Newman's argument centers on the controversy that erupted around the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) exhibit of Enola Gay in 1995. Newman explores the tremendous challenges that NASM faced when trying to construct a narrative that would satisfy American veterans and the Japanese, as well as accurately reflect the current historical research on both the period and the bomb. His full-scale investigation of the historical dispute results in a compelling story of how and why our views about the bombing of Japan have evolved since its occurrence. Enola Gay and the Court of History is compulsory reading for all those interested in the history of the Pacific war, the morality of war, and the failed NASM exhibition. The book offers the final word on the debate over Truman's decision to drop the bomb.

Enola Gay by Mark Levine

Title Enola Gay
Author Mark Levine
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category Poetry
Total Pages 79
ISBN UOM:39015042407992
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The landscapes of these poems - marshes, fields, shorelines, cities - have been vacated, as John Keats might say, "one minute past." With an unwavering gaze, in Enola Gay Levine sifts through the residue produced by a great and terrible collapse."--BOOK JACKET.

Enola Gay by Gordon Thomas

Title Enola Gay
Author Gordon Thomas
Publisher New York : Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks
Release Date 1978
Category Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Total Pages 387
ISBN 0671814990
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Early version of the teleplay. Broadcast version was written by Poe and Millard. Made-for-TV movie from the historic book by Witts and Thomas. Full title as broadcast: Enola Gay: The Men, The Mission, The Atomic Bomb.

Title The Enola Gay and the Smithsonian Institution
Author Charles T. O’Reilly
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2015-01-24
Category History
Total Pages 255
ISBN 0786484004
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On August 6, 1945, the B-29 Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, which ushered on the end of World War II. For the 50th anniversary of this major event in world history, the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution produced an exhibit. A controversy erupted, however, over the exhibit's historical authenticity. Veterans, for example, complained that the museum displayed a misrepresented version of history. After concisely covering the background of the Enola Gay and its mission, this study focuses on the controversy surrounding the museum exhibit. Issues covered include casualty figures, ethical questions, and political correctness, among others. The viewpoints of such groups as museum personnel, exhibit organizers, veterans, and historians are covered. Appendices offer information on content analysis of the National Air and Space Museum exhibit script, non-museum materials that were intended to complement the exhibit script, and the importance of full disclosure in research.

Ruin From The Air by Gordon Thomas

Title Ruin from the Air
Author Gordon Thomas
Publisher Scarborough House Publishers
Release Date 1990
Category History
Total Pages 386
ISBN UOM:49015000975061
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Return Of The Enola Gay by Paul Warfield Tibbets

Title Return of the Enola Gay
Author Paul Warfield Tibbets
Publisher Enola Gay Remembered Incorporated
Release Date 1998-08-01
Category History
Total Pages 339
ISBN 0970366604
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On August 6, 1945, as the Enola Gay approached the Japanese city of Hiroshima, I fervently hoped for success in the first use of a nuclear type weapon. To me it meant putting an end to the fighting and the consequent loss of lives. In fact, I viewed my mission as one to save lives rather than take them. The intervening years has brought me many letters and personal contacts with individuals who maintain that they would not be alive if it had not been for what I did. Likewise, I have been asked in letters and to my face if I was not conscious stricken for the loss of life I caused by dropping the first atomic bomb. To those who ask, I quickly reply, "Not in the least."

The Silverplate Bombers by Richard H. Campbell

Title The Silverplate Bombers
Author Richard H. Campbell
Publisher McFarland Publishing
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 235
ISBN UOM:39015061178391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This book documents the development and delivery of the Silverplate B-29 bomber. The history of the Silverplate B-29, from conception to successful development, is set forth in the early chapters, which discuss the then secret work of the 509th Composite Group at Wendover Army Air Field, on the Marianas Island of Tinian, and at Roswell Army Air Field"--Provided by publisher.

Title Jessica Blandy 1 Remember Enola Gay
Author Jean Dufaux
Publisher Europe Comics
Release Date 2018-09-19T00:00:00+02:00
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9791032806715
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Waves crash on the beaches of California as Jessica Blandy wakes up in her lover's arms for the last time. A mysterious killer is stalking the streets of San Francisco with a chilling final message for his victims: remember Enola Gay. Sexy, strong-willed Jessie won't rest until she's found the truth, a quest for revenge that propels her into a world of thugs, mystics, and crooked cops in this classic thriller by Renaud & Dufaux.

Enola Gay by Gordon Thomas

Title Enola Gay
Author Gordon Thomas
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1985
Category Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Total Pages 387
ISBN 0671604066
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Reconstructs the events culminating in the momentous flight of the B-29 Enola Gay which dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945

Journey Of The Giants by Maj. Gene Gurney

Title Journey of the Giants
Author Maj. Gene Gurney
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
Release Date 2017-07-19
Category History
Total Pages 234
ISBN 9781787207097
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The story of the B-29 Superfort—the weapon that won the war in the Pacific. Major Gurney writes about B-29 operations in the Pacific, asserting that this aircraft was instrumental in forcing the Japanese to surrender. Much has been written about this great airplane, because any account of the devastating fire raids on Japan or of the dramatic beginnings of atomic warfare would be incomplete without telling the story of the B-29s which figured so prominently in these missions. But there is also an exciting story behind that story—the story of the giant bomber’s journey from the drawing boards of its designers to the day when out of the bomb bay of the “Enola Gay” tumbled the fantastic new weapon that, with a blinding flash and unprecedented power, brought about the dawn of the nuclear age. That is the story which Gene Gurney tells in Journey of the Giants, and he tells it well. The book ends with the historic scene on the battleship Missouri which signified the end of the war in the Pacific and, with it, the end of World War II. But while this was the climax in the B-29’s long journey, it was by no means its end. B-29s continued to serve a variety of important peacetime missions; they did their share in the development and testing of advanced nuclear weapons and, in the Korean War, added new battle honors to those gained in the Pacific.—Thomas S. Power, General, USAF, Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command

The Sower S Seeds by James Boswell

Title The Sower s Seeds
Author James Boswell
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002-04
Category
Total Pages 360
ISBN 0971780609
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Smithsonian and the Enola Gay A Retrospective on the Controversy 10 Years Later
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category
Total Pages 32
ISBN OCLC:227933942
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On Aug. 6, 1945, the B-29 Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. A second bomb fell on Nagasaki Aug. 9. Japan surrendered Aug. 15. At Hiroshima, more than half the city was destroyed in a flash, and 80,000 were killed instantly. The Nagasaki bomb killed 40,000. However, these missions brought an end to a war in which 17 million people had died at the hands of the Japanese empire between 1931 and 1945.2 Until the atomic bombs fell, Japan had not been ready to end the war. By eliminating the need for an invasion of the Japanese home islands, the atomic bombs prevented casualties, both American and Japanese, that would have exceeded the death tolls at Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. The bombing of Hiroshima was a famous event, a defining moment of the 20th century, but the aircraft that flew the mission was largely forgotten and left to deteriorate, until restoration finally began in 1984. Fifty years after Hiroshima, the airplane flew into controversy of a different sort. In the 1990s, the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum laid plans to use the Enola Gay as a prop in a political horror show. It depicted the Japanese more as victims than as aggressors in World War II. When the museum's plan were revealed, initially an article in Air Force Magazine in 1994, a raging controversy ensued. The exhibition was concealed in 1995 in response to public and Congressional outrage, and the museum director was fired. Under new management, the Air and Space Museum returned to its mission to collect, preserve, and display historic aircraft and spacecraft. From 1995 to 1998, the museum displayed the forward fuselage of the Enola Gay in a depoliticized exhibit that drew four million visitors, the most in the museum's history for a special exhibition. Visitor comments were overwhelmingly favorable. In December 2003, the museum put the Enola Gay on permanent exhibition at its new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The controversy never died.

Title Enola Gay Archive The Enola Gay and the Smithsonian
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:49375118
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Highlights a collection of materials documenting the public debate between veterans and the National Air and Space Museum concerning the Enola Gay exhibit, provided online by the Air Force Association. Notes that Enola Gay was the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945 during World War II. Contains a chronology of events, key correspondence and documents, and Air Force Association special reports.

Enola Gay by Anonim

Title Enola Gay
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:45397687
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offers information on the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945 during World War II, provided by Paul W. Tibbets. Discusses the decision to drop and build the bomb, the Manhattan Project, nuclear fission and chain reaction, the Soviet factor in the bombing, and the Potsdam Conference.

Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace

Title Countdown 1945
Author Chris Wallace
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2021-05-11
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781982143350
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The #1 national bestselling “riveting” (The New York Times), “propulsive” (Time) behind-the-scenes account “that reads like a tense thriller” (The Washington Post) of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima by veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace. April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents—and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb “the one great mistake in my life”; lead researcher J. Robert “Oppie” Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more. Perhaps most of all, Countdown 1945 is the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. But more than a book about the atomic bomb, Countdown 1945 is also an unforgettable account of the lives of ordinary American and Japanese civilians in wartime—from “Calutron Girls” like Ruth Sisson in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to ten-year-old Hiroshima resident Hideko Tamura, who survives the blast at ground zero but loses her mother and later immigrates to the United States, where she lives to this day—as well as American soldiers fighting in the Pacific, waiting in fear for the order to launch a possible invasion of Japan. Told with vigor, intelligence, and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history.