Current Smithsonian Institute Historian and former Fulbright Grantee Kate Lemay (2008) has continued to investigate her Fulbright topic, the Forgotten Memorials: American Cemeteries in France from World War II. Now, with over ten years worth of in-depth research, Lemay presents her findings in her historic piece, Triumph of the Dead: American World War II Cemeteries, Monuments, and Diplomacy in France. This book is the first to explore the intersection of history, art, architecture, memory, and diplomacy as it relates to the 80,000 American war graves on French soil. You will find this work’s array of photos, detailed maps, and significant analysis intriguing for “not only … historians and critics, but also anyone interested in D-Day and its memorialization.” The wait to read won’t be long, for this histoire will be available both electronically and hardback in August.
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