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The Resource An exhibit denied : lobbying the history of Enola Gay, Martin Harwit

An exhibit denied : lobbying the history of Enola Gay, Martin Harwit

Label
An exhibit denied : lobbying the history of Enola Gay
Title
An exhibit denied
Title remainder
lobbying the history of Enola Gay
Statement of responsibility
Martin Harwit
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A national frenzy, fanned by lobbyists and the media, thwarted the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's attempt to mount an exhibition featuring the Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber that had dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Martin Harwit, the director of the museum at the time, recounts the decade-long effort to restore the Enola Gay, the largest restoration project ever undertaken by the museum; recalls the help and support initially provided by General Tibbets and a small
  • band of men he had commanded on the atomic missions to Hiroshima and Nagasaki; shows how a handful of World War II veterans became disillusioned and began to oppose the museum's display of the aircraft; and describes how these men succeeded in calling on powerful veterans' organizations, aerospace lobbyists and congressmen for help in their cause. All the while, a separate drama was unfolding in Japan, where the prospects of an exhibition of the Enola Gay, in a national
  • museum in the heart of Washington, raised an entirely different set of concerns. -- book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harwit, Martin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.25.H6
LC item number
H348 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Enola Gay (Bomber)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Atomic bomb
  • United States
  • Public history
  • Smithsonian Institute
Label
An exhibit denied : lobbying the history of Enola Gay, Martin Harwit
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-468) and index
Control code
ocm34745931
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 477 p.
Isbn
9780387947976
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96018676
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)34745931
Label
An exhibit denied : lobbying the history of Enola Gay, Martin Harwit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-468) and index
Control code
ocm34745931
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 477 p.
Isbn
9780387947976
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96018676
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)34745931

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