From This Moment on: America in Nineteen Forty

From This Moment on: America in Nineteen Forty

by Jeffrey Peter Hart

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In 1940, Americans waited uneasily to see if they would be dragged into the Europeans' war: more and more sure it was necessary, yet fearful of what would come. Hart aims to re-create what that pivotal year felt like. He believes that 1940 was the end of an era, and, even more, that great individuals of that prewar time were champions in a way that later public figures were not. Hart does succeed in evoking a past fondly remembered by many. But the book is much more autobiographical and personal than one might expect, and it covers primarily Manhattan, not America in general. It is rambling and anecdotal, not really proving Hart's contentions. Recommended for large public libraries for its nostalgia value. Pat Ensor, Indiana State Univ. Lib., Terre Haute

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