The War. An Intimate History 1941-1945

Ward Geoffrey C, Burns Ken

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2007
Edition: First Edition

Description: 451 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: 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.

ISBN: 9780307262837

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451 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

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