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  • Shannon Bontrager

Death at the Edges of Empire Reviewed in Wall Street Journal

My book was reviewed by Randall Fuller in the Wall Street Journal over the Memorial Day Weekend. Professor Fuller, who is the Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of American Literature at the University of Kansas describes my book as "compelling" and "salient" and "concludes with a plea for 'a new cultural memory with new rituals' that might both 'confront the imperialism of the nation and truly fulfill Lincoln’s promise.' Though a work of history, 'Death at the Edges of Empire' ultimately raises questions about the present: Are we too divided to do war memorials anymore? And if so, are honest forms of commemoration even possible?"

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