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“From a ‘New Paradigm’ to ‘Memorial Sprawl’: The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorial

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“From a ‘New Paradigm’ to ‘Memorial Sprawl’ : The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorial. / Hagopian, Patrick.

Constructing Presidential Legacy: How We Remember the American President. ed. / Michael Cullinane; Sylvia Ellis. Edninburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2018. (New Perspectives on the American Presidency).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Hagopian, P 2018, “From a ‘New Paradigm’ to ‘Memorial Sprawl’: The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorial. in M Cullinane & S Ellis (eds), Constructing Presidential Legacy: How We Remember the American President. New Perspectives on the American Presidency, Edinburgh University Press, Edninburgh.

APA

Hagopian, P. (2018). “From a ‘New Paradigm’ to ‘Memorial Sprawl’: The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorial. In M. Cullinane, & S. Ellis (Eds.), Constructing Presidential Legacy: How We Remember the American President (New Perspectives on the American Presidency). Edinburgh University Press.

Vancouver

Hagopian P. “From a ‘New Paradigm’ to ‘Memorial Sprawl’: The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorial. In Cullinane M, Ellis S, editors, Constructing Presidential Legacy: How We Remember the American President. Edninburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2018. (New Perspectives on the American Presidency).

Author

Hagopian, Patrick. / “From a ‘New Paradigm’ to ‘Memorial Sprawl’ : The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorial. Constructing Presidential Legacy: How We Remember the American President. editor / Michael Cullinane ; Sylvia Ellis. Edninburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2018. (New Perspectives on the American Presidency).

Bibtex

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