Americans Remember the Home Front: An Oral Narrative of the World War II Years in America

Americans Remember the Home Front: An Oral Narrative of the World War II Years in America

by Roy Hoopes

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ISBN-13: 9780425186640
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/07/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Roy Hoopes spent some of the war years at home and some in the South Pacific. A career journalist and award-winning biographer, he has written many books including When the Stars Went to War: Hollywood and World War II and the recent novel, Our Man in Washington.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy..."
2. Washington at War
3. Industry at War
4. Keeping the Country Informed
5. The War Effort - Almost Everyone Was Involved
6. "Don't You Know There's a War On"?
7. Wives and Children
8. The Home Front
9. The Ultimate Cost of Victory
10. 1945 - The End
11. Aftermath

Index

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"Compelling." —New York Times

"Impressive and moving." —Los Angeles Times

"[An] endlessly surprising personal history." —United Press International

"Hoopes interviewed nearly 200 Americans for this oral history of the home front. Many of them speak wonderingly of an almost innocent exhilaration triggered by World War II [that] showed Americans something larger than themselves. This collection of memories ranges over wartime Washington, the transformation of industries, the families stumbling around in blacked-out houses...hundreds of nostalgic oddments...Such a collage has an effect of Whitmanesque tenderness." —Time Magazine

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