The Human Tradition in the World War II Era / Edition 1by Malcolm Muir Jr., Malcolm Muir Jr
Pub. Date: 10/28/2000
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
This 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 an aviation
This 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 an aviation trainer and combat commander, an infantryman, and a prisoner of war. The critical homefront comes to life through such diverse figures as a Kansas farmer, a famous Hollywood actor, women workers in the Iron Range of Minnesota, a Mennonite conscientious objector, and a wartime congresswoman. The varied experiences of a Japanese-American couple, a Jewish policymaker, and 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 tremen-dous 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 homefront. These compelling, personal stories will capture the imagination of all those interested in military history, American history, and World War II.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Americans in Total War Part 2 I The Home Front Chapter 3 Ralph A. Lee: Farmer and Service Station Operator Chapter 4 Mary Mihelcich: Iron Miner Chapter 5 William H. Hastie: The Freedom to Serve Chapter 6 The Hara Family: The Story of a Nisei Couple Chapter 7 Harold D. Lehman: A Conscientious Objector's Story Chapter 8 John Wayne: The Man and His Hero Part 9 II The Government Chapter 10 Henry Morgenthau Jr.: American Statesman and German American Jew Chapter 11 Margaret Chase Smith: Wartime Congresswoman Chapter 12 Harold E. Stassen: Governor, Naval Officer, and Diplomat Part 13 III The Sharp End Chapter 14 Arthur W. Radford: Aviation Trainer and Combat Commander Chapter 15 James M. Gavin: Pioneer in Airborne Warfare, Battlefield Commander, and Military Maverick Chapter 16 Kenneth R. Martin, James Howard, and the Pioneer Mustang Group Chapter 17 Brooks E. Kleber: An Infantryman's War Chapter 18 Mack Morriss: Guardsman to Yank Combat Correspondent Chapter 19 Justice M. Chambers: An American Cincinnatus Chapter 20 George A. Lincoln: The Evolution of a National Strategist Chapter 21 Index
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