What They Didn't Teach You about World War II [NOOK Book]


Filled with little known facts about the war, stories of soldiers and their daily lives, anecdotes and stories.
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What They Didn't Teach You about World War II

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Filled with little known facts about the war, stories of soldiers and their daily lives, anecdotes and stories.
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This fine overview presents an intriguing examination of World War II history facts which are little-known. One might expect a 'trivia' type of question and answer format, but What They Didn't Teach You About World War II provides such historical facts in chapter form which makes it especially recommended for school use and study.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307549167
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/21/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 370
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Chronology of World War II xi
Introduction xvii
1. Greetings: Moments To Remember 1
2. Camp Life: You're In The Army Now 15
3. Now We Begin: Canned Goods Gone Bad 29
4. Women at Home, Women at War: Fighting for the Right to be Second Class Citizens 37
5. The Children of War: When Daddy Went Away 45
6. Rationing America: Getting Along With Less 57
7. Rendezvous With Death: Confidence Gained, A Generation Lost 63
8. Names and Faces: A Funny Thing Happened to Me During the War 71
9. Leaders Who Went to War: What Did You Do in the War, Mr. President? 84
10. Kick 'em in the Axis: Mussolini, Hitler, and All Their Jazz 96
11. At War in the Air: Off We Go Into an Even Wilder Blue Yonder 102
12. Weapons Stranger Than Fiction: Is This a Gun I See Before Me? 113
13. Submarines: More Than Just a Sandwich 118
14. Remembering Pearl Harbor: A World Without Peace 135
15. Censorship: Fighting the War in Black and White 147
16. A Big Mac Attack: When an Old Solider was Young 154
17. POWs: Prisoner Mine, Prisoner Yours 165
18. Reporters, Writers, and Photographers: Don't Shoot the Messenger 200
19. I Spy, You Spy: The Few, The Proud, The Secret Agents 209
20. Frozen in Time: A Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That 222
21. Building the Atomic Bomb: Trinity and Bathtub Row 235
22. Uncle Sam Wants You, Maybe: Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Want to Know 259
23. The Crown Jewels of War: To Rise Up and Fight Again 268
24. The Holocaust: Victims of War in All Shapes, Sizes, and Religions 296
Epilogue: Peace as a Personal Thought: What Will Happen if Tomorrow Comes? 315
Selected Bibliography 323
Index 335
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