Kai Bird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist. His most recent book, The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames, was a New York Times best-seller.
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Friday, December 19, 2003
The Enola Gay: Ugly History Hides in Plain Sight
This week, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum unveiled a fully restored, finely polished artifact of World War II — a Boeing B-29 "Superfortress." This particular airplane — the Enola Gay — is the centerpiece of the museum's sleek new $311-million annex. Visitors to the museum will...