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The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

The magnificent, bestselling companion volume to the 2007 PBS series: the American experience of World War II told through a brilliant weave of story and picture.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback, the magnificent, best-selling companion volume to the 2007 PBS series: the American experience of World War II told through a brilliant weave of story and picture. This is history captured in the words and deeds of ordinary citizens from four towns—Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama—on the battlefields and on the home front.

About the Author

Geoffrey C. Ward wrote the script for the film series The War and is the winner of five Emmys and two Writers Guild of America awards for his work for public television. He is also a historian and biographer and the author of fourteen books, including most recently Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1989 and the Francis Parkman Prize in 1990. He lives in New York City.

Ken Burns, producer and director of the film series The War, founded his own documentary company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His films include Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War, which was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and received two Academy Award nominations. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375711183
Author:
Ward, Geoffrey C
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Author:
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Author:
Burns, Ken
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
394 ILLUSTRATIONS, 21 MAPS
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
10.61 x 9.11 x 1.08 in 3.5625 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The magnificent, bestselling companion volume to the 2007 PBS series: the American experience of World War II told through a brilliant weave of story and picture.
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, the magnificent, best-selling companion volume to the 2007 PBS series: the American experience of World War II told through a brilliant weave of story and picture. This is history captured in the words and deeds of ordinary citizens from four towns—Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama—on the battlefields and on the home front.
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