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.
Reporting World War 2by Samuel Hynes
Drawn from wartime newspaper and magazine reports, radio transcripts, and books, Reporting World War II captures the unfolding drama through the work of over 50 writers, the best of a remarkable generation of reporters. William L. Shirer and Howard K. Smith inside Nazi Germany; A. J. Liebling on the fall of France and the Tunisian campaign; Edward R. Murrow on the London Blitz and Buchenwald; Ernie Pyle on the war in the foxholes. Margaret Bourke-White flies over the lines in Italy; Robert Sherrod and Tom Lea record the horrors in the Pacific; Janet Flanner and Martha Gellhorn examine a defeated Germany. On the homefront, E. B. White visits a bond rally, James Agee reviews newsreels, and Roi Ottley exposes racism in the military. Inchided in full is Hiroshima, John Hersey's classic account of the first atomic bombing and its aftermath.
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