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Drawn from wartime newspaper and magazine reports, radio transcripts, and books, this unique two-volume anthology collects 191 pieces by eighty writers recording events from the Munich crisis to the birth of the nuclear age.
"At last, the best of the great writing about the world's greatest war. A treasure". -- David Brinkley, ABC News
Featuring detailed coverage of the events taking place in Europe and the Pacific, as well as those on the homefront, Part Two of this reference features writings by Howard K. Smith, William L. Shirer, Margaret Bourke-White, Edward R. Murrow, and others. Bill Maudlin's Up Front and Hiroshima by John Hersey are included in their entirety. Chronology; photos; maps; notes; glossary. 190 cartoons.
About the Author
Samuel Hynes is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature Emeritus at Princeton University and the author of several major works of literary criticism, including The Auden Generation, Edwardian Occasions, and The Edwardian Turn of Mind. Hynes's wartime experiences as a Marine Corps pilot were the basis for his highly praised memoir, Flights of Passage. The Soldiers' Tale, his book about soldiers' narratives of the two world wars and Vietnam, won a Robert F. Kennedy Award. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Table of Contents
1. American journalism, 1938-1944 -- 2. American journalism, 1944-1945.