The New York Times Complete World War 2: All the Coverage from the Battlefields and the Home Front

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Experience the history, politics, and tragedy of World War II as never before seen through the original, often firsthand daily reportage of The New York Times, our country's newspaper of record.

The Times' complete coverage of World War II is now available for the first time in this unique package. Hundreds of the most riveting articles from the archives of the Times—including firsthand accounts of major events and little-known anecdotes—have ...

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The New York Times Book of World War II 1939-1945: The Coverage from the Battlefield to the Home Front

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Overview

Experience the history, politics, and tragedy of World War II as never before seen through the original, often firsthand daily reportage of The New York Times, our country's newspaper of record.

The Times' complete coverage of World War II is now available for the first time in this unique package. Hundreds of the most riveting articles from the archives of the Times—including firsthand accounts of major events and little-known anecdotes—have been selected for inclusion in The New York Times: The Complete World War II. The book covers the biggest battles of the war, from the Battle of the Bulge to the Battle of Iwo Jima, as well as moving stories from the home front and profiles of noted leaders and heroes such as Winston Churchill and George Patton.

A respected World War II historian and writer, editor Richard Overy guides readers through the articles, putting the events into historical context. The enclosed DVD-ROM gives access to more day-by-day coverage of World War II in The New York Times—from the invasion of Poland to V-J day with access to over 98,000 articles.

Beautifully designed and illustrated with hundreds of maps and historical photographs, it's the perfect gift for any war, politics, or history buff.

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This well-priced large volume and accompanying DVD-ROM (not seen) presents almost 100,000 pieces from the morgue of the Times, with accompanying photos or maps, representing its war coverage for the duration, including pieces about the home front as well as the battles around the globe. After a generic foreword by Tom Brokaw, there's a very useful introduction, "History in the Raw," that explains the value of this primary source material on an epic we have sought to define and describe in retrospect over and over. Overy (history, Univ. of Exeter; Why the Allies Won) discusses the contours of communication about this war, from the simplifications pronounced by the “fighting powers” and propagandists, to the challenges of on-deadline reportage day after day. He reminds us of the many separate conflicts embraced by the name “World War II.” The pieces here in fact start with coverage of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles and include several marking Germany’s post-World War I evolution and Hitler’s rise.

VERDICT This is a book to lose yourself in, to witness the war transmuted into print for the masses of readers living through it and anxious to follow it’s twists and turns. No less fascinating as a study of newspaper writing. Essential. --MH

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★ 10/15/2013
This well-priced large volume and accompanying DVD-ROM (not seen) presents almost 100,000 pieces from the morgue of the Times, with accompanying photos or maps, representing its war coverage for the duration, including pieces about the home front as well as the battles around the globe. After a generic foreword by Tom Brokaw, there's a very useful introduction, "History in the Raw," that explains the value of this primary source material on an epic we have sought to define and describe in retrospect over and over. Overy (history, Univ. of Exeter; Why the Allies Won) discusses the contours of communication about this war, from the simplifications pronounced by the "fighting powers" and propagandists, to the challenges of on-deadline reportage day after day. He reminds us of the many separate conflicts embraced by the name "World War II." The pieces here in fact start with coverage of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles and include several marking Germany's post-World War I evolution and Hitler's rise. VERDICT This is a book to lose yourself in, to witness the war transmuted into print for the masses of readers living through it and anxious to follow its twists and turns. No less fascinating as a study of newspaper writing. Essential.—MH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579129446
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Pages: 612
  • Sales rank: 145,621
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

The New York Times is regarded as the world's preeminent newspaper. Its news coverage is known for its exceptional depth and breadth, with reporting bureaus throughout the United States and in 26 foreign countries. Winner of 112 Pulitzer Prizes, The Times has the largest circulation of any seven-day newspaper in the U.S.

Tom Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation, A Long Way From Home, The Time of Our Lives and other books, and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He now serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets.

Richard Overy is a British historian who has written extensively on the history of World War II and the Third Reich. In 2007 as the Times editor of Complete History of the World, he chose the 50 key dates of world history. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the British Academy, and King's College. In 2001 he was awarded the Samuel Elliot Morison Prize of the Society for Military History for his contributions to the history of warfare. In 2004 he was appointed professor of history at the University of Exeter. He has written over 30 books on World War II, including Why the Allies Won and 1939: Countdown to War. His work on World War II has been praised as "highly effective (in) the ruthless dispelling of myths" (A.J.P. Taylor), "original and important" (New York Review of Books) and "at the cutting edge" (Times Literary Supplement.)

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