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HIST351: The Second World War Fall 2010 R.W. Roberts University Hall 223 (765)494-0040 Tues. 2:30-3:30; or by apt. Overview: The two world wars that were fought in the twentieth century shaped and defined today’s world. No other events were as important. This course is an in-depth look at the second of those wars, from its origins to its conclusion and legacy. But it is also about how we--historians, journalists, novelists, filmmakers, readers--make sense out of the war and give meaning to it. It is important to recognize that the meaning of the war has changed in the last sixty-five years, and that Americans during the hottest moments of the Cold War and the dog-days of the Vietnam War saw World War II in radically different lights. To understand this is to comprehend why the past is never dead and why history is important. Books: Thomas Zeiler, Annihilation: A Global History of World War II Randy Roberts, Joe Louis: Hard Times Man E.B. Sledge, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
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