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Presidential Temples: How Memorials and Libraries Shape Public Memory

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When Bill Clinton, flanked by Presidents Bush past and present, stood in the rain in Little Rock to open his presidential library, the moment seemed to transcend the partisan fray. The imposing structure itself was carefully crafted to play up Clinton s accomplishments and legacy, while downplaying the impeachment affair that shadowed his second term. That focus on the higher purposes, meanings, and accomplishments of a particular presidency also deeply reflected the spirit of most other presidential libraries and memorials ...

Presidential Temples: How Memorials and Libraries Shape Public Memory 2006, University Press of Kansas

ISBN-13: 9780700614226

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