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Story of World War II

ISBN-10: 0743227182
ISBN-13: 9780743227186
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
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Description: Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought -- and whose outcome was in greater doubt -- than readers might imagine. This is the war that Americans at the home front would have read about had they had access to the previously censored testimony of the soldiers on which Miller builds his gripping narrative. Miller covers the entire war -- on land, at sea, and in the air -- and provides new coverage of the brutal island fighting in the Pacific, the bomber war over Europe, the liberation of the death camps, and the contributions of African Americans and other minorities. He concludes with a suspenseful, never-before-told story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, based on interviews with the men who flew the mission that ended the war.

Donald L. Miller is the John Henry McCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he lives, and is the host of the PBS series A Biography of America.

Henry Steele Commager was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 25, 1902. He was educated at the University of Chicago. He taught history at New York University, Columbia University, and Amherst College. In addition to lecturing at many universities throughout the world, he was Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University and Pitt Professor at Cambridge University, where he was also an honorary fellow at Peterhouse College. His writings range widely over such topics as education, the Civil War, civil liberties, the Enlightenment, and immigration. Many of his books reflect his keen interest in constitutional history and civil liberties. He was also a documentarian, who has said to consider Documents of American History (1934), the 1988 edition of which he coedited with Milton Cantor, to be his most significant contribution. He died on March 2, 1998.

Preface
The Nazi Juggernaut
Britain Stands Alone
From the Vistula to the Volga
The Rising Sun
The Hard Way Back
The Dead of Tarawa
Up the Bloody Boot
The Air War
The Great Invasion
From Normandy to Germany
The Battle of the Bulge
The Marianas
A Marine at Peleliu
The Return
The B-29s
Make Them Remember
From the Volga to the Oder
Across the Rhine
Iwo Jima
Okinawa
The Setting Sun
Victory
Notes
Index

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