American War Library: Primary Sources

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World War Two was a conflict of gigantic proportions. Armies and naval forces engaged in the most horrific combat imaginable on a theater that covered virtually every portion of the globe. In the war years, over fifty million people lost their lives due to combat and the pathways of war. Here, in David M. Haugen's World War II: Primary Sources, readers are afforded an opportunity to read the words of people who actually lived through those dark days. How impressive to encounter Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ernie Pyle's moving depiction of the reaction of American infantrymen to the death of their company commander on a muddy hill in Italy. Readers will be chilled by the dying words of condemned Nazi leader Julius Streicher as he walked to his death on the gallows. The home front in America is depicted through the letters of wives to their husbands and the remembrances of women who worked in factories or tended to the wounded troops. Combat on Pacific beaches and European cities is presented through the words of combat soldiers. Taken as a whole, this volume, which is part of a multi-volume Lucent Publications illustrated history of World War II is a touching and information-packed book that will be valued by younger readers with an interest in military history. 2003, Lucent, Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590182048
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Series: American War Library
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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