The Unfinished Bombing

The Unfinished Bombing On April 19, 1995 The Bombing Of The Alfred P Murrah Federal Building In Oklahoma City Shook The Nation, Destroying Our Complacent Sense Of Safety And Sending A Community Into A Tailspin Of Shock, Grief, And Bewilderment Almost As Difficult As The Bombing Itself Has Been The Aftermath, Its Legacy For Oklahoma City And For The Nation, And The Struggle To Recover From This Unprecedented Attack In The Unfinished Bombing, Edward T Linenthal Explores The Many Ways Oklahomans And Other Americans Have Tried To Grapple With This Catastrophe Working With Exclusive Access To Materials Gathered By The Oklahoma City National Memorial Archive And Drawing From Over 150 Personal Interviews With Family Members Of Those Murdered, Survivors, Rescuers, And Many Others Linenthal Looks At How The Bombing Threatened Cherished Ideas About American Innocence, Sparked National Debate On How To Respond To Terrorism At Home And Abroad, And Engendered A New Bereaved Community In Oklahoma City Itself Linenthal Examines How Different Stories About The Bombing Were Told Through Positive Narratives Of Civic Renewal And Of Religious Redemption And Negative Narratives Of Toxicity And Trauma He Writes About The Extraordinary Bonds Of Affection That Were Created In The Wake Of The Bombing, Acts Of Kindness, Empathy, And Compassion That Existed Alongside The Toxic Legacy Of The Event The Unfinished Bombing Offers A Compelling Look At Both The Individual And The Larger Cultural Consequences Of One Of The Most Searing Events In Recent American History. I read this book because I m a big fan of memory work and Linenthal s approach to the subject he s the author of a totally masterful history of the creation of the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and this book about the Oklahoma City bombing is equally thoughtful I was 12 when that bombing took place and I missed much of the debates about violent discourse and the political right that took place in its wake So many of the editorials excerpted in this book brought to mind the conversations that I read this book because I m a big fan of memory work and Linenthal s approach to the subject he s the author of a totally masterful history of the creation of the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and this book about the Oklahoma City bombing is equally thoughtful I was 12 when that bombing took place and I missed much of the debates about violent discourse and the political right that took place in its wake So many of the editorials excerpted in this book brought to mind the conversations that took place after the Gaby Giffords shooting, about the role and responsibility of violent rhetoric by political and media personalities for subsequent violent action Adam Gopnik wrote in the New Yorker in 1995, The point, of course, isn t that L
This was assigned in my graduate public history colloquium course along with several other works by Linenthal Linenthal s purpose in this book is not meant to merely educate about the event itself, but how it was incorporated into official public memory in America For me, this book shed enormous light onto how challenging the process of memorialization and commemoration can be at a site which has witnessed such an act on American soil.Unlike any other event, memorialization at the site of the This was assigned in my graduate public history colloquium course along with several other works by Linenthal Linenthal s purpose in this book is not meant to merely educate about the event itself, but how it was incorporated into official public memory in America For me, this book shed enormous light onto how challenging the process of memorializa
This book is a study of a memorial and how it was built how the memory of an event becomes an image It was very interesting to see many different perspectives on the situation and to hear about the process of building something that culturally important by committee. One of the greatest poems ever lives in this book The poem was written a young lady whose father, a Secret Service Agent, was killed when the Murrah Building was bombed. What is the meaning of memory and tragedy What are the politics of the memorial This book goes after that I really liked it, and it stayed with me for quite a while. By one of the most interesting profs I had in college It details the creation of the memorial in Oklahoma City.

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Unfinished Bombing
  • Edward Tabor Linenthal
  • English
  • 22 November 2019
  • 0195161076