Allied Counteroffensive, 1942-1945

Allied Counteroffensive, 1942-1945

The Allied Counteroffensive, 1942-1945

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of fifty key documents on the movements of Axis forces throughout Europe and the Pacific includes the text of the Atlantic Charter, FDR's cables to Japan in the hours before the Pearl Harbor attacks, and Edward R. Murrow's radio broadcasts during the Blitz.

McMillan Palgrave
World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day

We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters, diaries, speeches, song lyrics, newspaper articles, and government papers that history truly comes alive.

Eminent historian Douglas Brinkley has carefully chosen the critical documents that bring to life the days of the war from the first Allied counteroffensive to V-J Day. His selections span the momentous, such as Eisenhower’s address to the troops in preparation for D-Day or Hirohito’s surrender on Japanese radio, to the intimate and the obscure. Readers will find one of Tokyo Rose’s broadcasts, letters from soldiers on the eve of battle, Ernie Pyle’s dispatches from Sicily, and Truman’s diary entries in which he wrestles with the decision to drop the A-bomb.

Each primary document is accompanied by a relevant piece of New York Times reporting from the period and original text explaining the historical significance of the event in the war’s progress. News photos and other images add a strong visual component to this vivid re-creation of history.


Holtzbrinck
World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day

We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters, diaries, speeches, song lyrics, newspaper articles, and government papers that history truly comes alive.

Eminent historian Douglas Brinkley has carefully chosen the critical documents that bring to life the days of the war from the first Allied counteroffensive to V-J Day. His selections span the momentous, such as Eisenhower’s address to the troops in preparation for D-Day or Hirohito’s surrender on Japanese radio, to the intimate and the obscure. Readers will find one of Tokyo Rose’s broadcasts, letters from soldiers on the eve of battle, Ernie Pyle’s dispatches from Sicily, and Truman’s diary entries in which he wrestles with the decision to drop the A-bomb.

Each primary document is accompanied by a relevant piece of New York Times reporting from the period and original text explaining the historical significance of the event in the war’s progress. News photos and other images add a strong visual component to this vivid re-creation of history.
World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day

We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters, diaries, speeches, song lyrics, newspaper articles, and government papers that history truly comes alive.

Eminent historian Douglas Brinkley has carefully chosen the critical documents that bring to life the days of the war from the first Allied counteroffensive to V-J Day. His selections span the momentous, such as Eisenhower’s address to the troops in preparation for D-Day or Hirohito’s surrender on Japanese radio, to the intimate and the obscure. Readers will find one of Tokyo Rose’s broadcasts, letters from soldiers on the eve of battle, Ernie Pyle’s dispatches from Sicily, and Truman’s diary entries in which he wrestles with the decision to drop the A-bomb.

Each primary document is accompanied by a relevant piece of New York Times reporting from the period and original text explaining the historical significance of the event in the war’s progress. News photos and other images add a strong visual component to this vivid re-creation of history.


Blackwell North Amer
In this volume, the history of the closing years of World War II is told through more than fifty gripping documents recording the lives of soldiers, citizens, and leaders, all striving to restore order to a world in chaos. World War II: The Allied Counteroffensive, 1942-1945 dramatically conveys the momentous and personal battles of the war: Ernie Pyle's dispatches from Sicily, a Tokyo Rose broadcast, George S. Patton's rousing speech on the eve of D-day, Adolf Hitler's chilling last will and testament, a kamikaze pilot's farewell, a memoir of the liberation of Buchenwald, Harry S. Truman's diary entries in which he wrestled with the decision to use the atomic bomb. Each is paired with archival photographs and contemporary reportage from The New York Times, including two Pulitzer Prize-winning articles - one covering the secret diplomacy that led to the creation of the United Nations, the other a firsthand account from the Grand Artiste, the plane that dropped the second atomic bomb.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of letters, diary excerpts, speeches, newspaper articles, song lyrics, and government archival materials bring to life the Allied counteroffensive during World War II, from the earliest days of the war to V-J Day, including Ernie Pyle's dispatches from Sicily, Truman's journal entries about his decision to drop the atomic bomb, and more. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Times Books/Henry Holt, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805072471
0805072470
Branch Call Number: 940.53 WOR
Characteristics: xii, 403 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rubel, David
Brinkley, Douglas

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