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An Exhibit Denied

Lobbying The History Of Enola Gay

By Martin Harwit, 1931-

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.

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Format: Book
Author: Harwit, Martin, 1931-
Title: An exhibit denied : lobbying the history of Enola Gay / Martin Harwit.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Copernicus, c1996.
Subject: Enola Gay (Bomber) -- Exhibitions -- Political aspects. National Air and Space Museum -- Exhibitions -- Political aspects. World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi Atomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects Public history Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Exhibitions. United States -- Military policy -- Moral and ethical aspects
Isbn: 0387947973 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Harwit, Martin, 1931-
Title: An exhibit denied : lobbying the history of Enola Gay / Martin Harwit.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Copernicus, c1996.
Description: xxv, 477 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Enola Gay (Bomber) -- Exhibitions -- Political aspects.
Subjects: National Air and Space Museum -- Exhibitions -- Political aspects.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi
Subjects: Atomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects
Subjects: Public history
Subjects: Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Exhibitions.
Subjects: United States -- Military policy -- Moral and ethical aspects
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-468) and index.
LCCN: 96018676
ISBN: 0387947973 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 940.5425 Har