The War

The War

An Intimate History, 1941-1945

Book - 2007
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The vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of ordinary men and women who experienced--and helped to win--the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.

Focusing on the citizens of four towns-- Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama;-- The War follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt. All the iconic events are here, from Pearl Harbor to the liberation of the concentration camps--but we also move among prisoners of war and Japanese American internees, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together while their men were shipped off to Europe, the Pacific, and North Africa.

Enriched by maps and hundreds of photographs, including many never published before, this is an intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world.
Publisher: New York :, A.A. Knopf,, 2007.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780307262837
Branch Call Number: 940.5373 WA
Characteristics: pages cm
Additional Contributors: Burns, Ken 1953-
Alternative Title: War (Television program : 2007)

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Jan 15, 2015

Excellent but very tragic. It offers firsthand accounts from soldiers and prisoners of war. Very informative.


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