The War : An Intimate History, 1941-1945 (Hardcover)

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Enriched by maps and hundreds of photographs, the companion volume to the forthcoming PBS series, "The War" is the story of World War II captured in the hearts, minds, words, and deeds of those who made history at its most essential level: on the battlefields and on the homefront.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307262837
SKU 204174869
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0307262839
Release Date 9/11/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 11H x 9.25L x 1.25T
Author Info
Geoffrey C. Ward
Geoffrey C. Ward, the former editor of "American Heritage" magazine, is the author of two books about Franklin Roosevelt's early life, "Before the Trumpet" and "A First-Class Temperament". He is also the co-author of "The Civil War" (with Ric and Ken Burns) and "Baseball" (with Ken Burns). He has won many awards for his work, including the Parkman Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award.
"Excellent--an introduction to the war for the uninitiated, and a scrapbook of sorts for those who remember it."
"This visually appealing coffee-table book gives little idea of how and why America won, but a strong sense of what it felt like on the way to victory."
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Annotation This companion volume to the PBS series THE WAR, directed by Ken Burns and written by Geoffrey C. Ward, makes history come alive as it chronicles the central event of the 20th century: World War II. Focusing on four American towns, Burns and Ward use oral history and documentary materials to tell the stories of those who went to fight in Europe or the Pacific and those who stayed behind, and the sacrifices made by all. Illustrated, with over 450 photographs.
Editors Note 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.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0480
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group

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