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Oxford History of the United States #09: The American People in World War II: Freedom from Fear Part Two

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Even as the New Deal was coping with the Depression, a new menace was developing abroad. Exploiting Germany's own economic burdens, Hitler reached out to the disaffected, turning their aimless discontent into loyal support for his Nazi Party. In Asia, Japan harbored imperial ambitions of its own. The same generation of Americans who battled the Depression eventually had to shoulder arms in another conflict that wreaked worldwide destruction, ushered in the nuclear age, and forever changed their way of life and their country's relationship to the rest of the world.

The American People in World War II--the second installment of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear--explains how the nation agonized over its role in the conflict, how it fought the war, why the United States emerged victorious, and why the consequences of victory were sometimes sweet, sometimes ironic. In a compelling narrative, Kennedy analyzes the determinants of American strategy, the painful choices faced by commanders and statesmen, and the agonies inflicted on the millions of ordinary Americans who were compelled to swallow their fears and face battle as best they could. The American People in World War II is a gripping narrative and an invaluable analysis of the trials and victories through which modern America was formed.

About the Author

David M. Kennedy is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. He is also the author of Over Here: The First World War and American Society, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger, which won the Bancroft Prize. He lives in Stanford, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195168938
Author:
Kennedy, David M.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, David M.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
History, American | 1900-1945
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Subject:
New deal, 1933-1939
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of the United States
Series Volume:
09
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 photos
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.25 x 1.3 in 1.65 lb

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