People's History of World War II The World's Most Destructive Conflict, as Told by the People Who Lived Through It

ISBN-10: 1595581669
ISBN-13: 9781595581662
Edition: 2011
Authors: Marc Favreau
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Series Preface
Editor's Note
Beginnings Pearl Harbor
Photo Essay "Pearl Harbor Photographs"
"December 7,1941": Studs Terkel interviews American witnesses to the Japanese attacks
"December 8,1941": Interviews with Japanese civilians and soldiers
"Austin, Texas, December 9,1941": Man-on-the-street interview following the attack on Pearl Harbor
The War in Europe
"War": Historian Eric Hobsbawm reflects on the coming of the war
"Flight": Elisabeth Freund, a German Jewish emigre, recounts her flight from Nazi Germany
"A Turning Point": Studs Terkel interviews Mikhail Nikolaevich Alexeyev, Russian author and editor, about his experiences as a Soviet soldier on the Eastern Front
"The Bombers and the Bombed": Studs Terkel interviews Eddie Costello and Ursula Bender about the Allied bombing of Frankfurt, Germany
"Return to Auschwitz": Author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi is interviewed as he returns to Auschwitz after forty years
The US. Home Front
"Trouble Coming": Nelson Peery describes the profound racial tensions that erupted in Southern states as African American soldiers mobilized in large numbers
"A Sunday Evening": Studs Terkel interviews Peter Ota, an American-born Japanese man who served in the American military
Photo Essay "Manzanar": Ansel Adams photographs an internment camp for Japanese Americans
"Statement on Entering Prison": David Dellinger issues a political statement on his status as a conscientious objector in 1943
"Rosie": Studs Terkel interviews a woman who went to work in a factory during the war
Photo Essay "Rosie the Riveter": From the Office of War Information archive
"Confronting the Holocaust": Historian David Wyman interviews Hillel Kook, who led the effort in the U.S. to push American leaders to rescue European Jews
Image Essay "Dr. Seuss Goes to War": Propaganda cartoons from Theodore Geisel on the Nazi menace
The Pacific War
"The Slaughter of an Army": Osawa Masatsugu relates his experiences as a Japanese soldier in New Guinea in 1943
"Tales of the Pacific": Studs Terkel interviews E.B. (Sledgehammer) Sledge about the American experience of war in the Pacific
"An American Revolutionary": Nelson Peery relates his experiences as an African American soldier in the fight against Japan
"One World or None": An excerpt from public statements by leading atomic scientists, warning of the dangers of nuclear weapons
"The Atomic Bomb": Studs Terkel talks with a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project
"A Terrible New Weapon": Firsthand witnesses of Ground Zero at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Postwar
"The War (Rough Draft)": An account of Paris after the German occupation, by Marguerite Duras
"Refugees": Poet Charles Simic remembers a life in transit in the aftermath of the German surrender
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