The Human Tradition in the World War II Era / Edition 1

The Human Tradition in the World War II Era / Edition 1

by Malcolm Muir Jr., Malcolm Muir Jr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0842027866

ISBN-13: 9780842027861

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The collection of brief biographical sketches presents the American experience in the World War II era by looking at the conflict through the ordeals of a broad array of men and women. The stories of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served in the European and Pacific theaters are included here. Among the persons in uniform, subjects include a combat…  See more details below

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The collection of brief biographical sketches presents the American experience in the World War II era by looking at the conflict through the ordeals of a broad array of men and women. The stories of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served in the European and Pacific theaters are included here. Among the persons in uniform, subjects include a combat commander, and infantrymen, and a prisoner of war. The critical home front comes to life through such diverse figures as a Kansas framer, a famous Hollywood actor, women workers in the Iron Range of Minnesota, and a Mennonite conscientious objector. The varied experiences of a Japanese American couple, a Jewish policymaker, and a black leader reveal the trials and accomplishments of minority groups during this tumultuous time. By focusing on a wide variety of Americans, The Human Tradition in the World War II Era gives readers a fuller understanding of the tremendous war effort mounted by the U.S. but also a deeper sense of its profound impact on American society at large and on the lives of individuals both in the field and on the home front. These compelling, personal stories will capture the imagination of all those interested in military history, American history, and World War II.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842027861
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Human Tradition in America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Americans in Total War
1Ralph A. Lee: Farmer and Service Station Operator3
2Mary Mihelcich: Iron Miner17
3William H. Hastie: The Freedom to Serve29
4The Hara Family: The Story of a Nisei Couple45
5Harold D. Lehman: A Conscientious Objector's Story65
6John Wayne: The Man and His Hero83
7Henry Morgenthau, Jr.: American Statesman and German American Jew101
8Margaret Chase Smith: Wartime Congresswomen121
9Harold E. Stassen: Governor, Naval Officer, and Diplomat139
10Arthur W. Radford: Aviation Trainer and Combat Commander159
11James M. Gavin: Pioneer in Airborne Warfare, Battlefield Commander, and Military Maverick177
12Kenneth R. Martin, James Howard, and the Pioneer Mustang Group195
13Brooks E. Kleber: An Infantryman's War211
14Mack Morriss: Guardsman to Yank Combat Correspondent225
15Justice M. Chambers: An American Cincinnatus241
16George A. Lincoln: The Evolution of a National Strategies261
Index279

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