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The Best War Ever: America and World War II Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter One: Mythmaking and the War Summary

Michael C.C. Adams
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Chapter One: Mythmaking and the War Summary and Analysis

People have a tendency to look on history as it best serves them, picking and choosing their way through what really happened to a partial reality that places the events in the best light. Historians have a difficult job where they must digest vast and often diverse information and remain neutral in a sea of conflicting information yet somehow develop one account that is accurately lines up with what really took place. The current and popular point of view influences the story and the result is often some version of what really occurred. This happened with the history of World War II. It was morphed from a complex, dubious event to the Good War or a great and necessary war in which the good guys won. Though sitting on the sidelines initially, America was propelled...

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