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A People's History of World War II: The World's Most Destructive Conflict, As Told By the People Who Lived Through It by Marc Favreau

The most destructive war in human history, World War II continues to generate an astonishingly rich trove of historical material, writings, and first-person recollections, which are essential to any appreciation of this most pivotal of historical events.

A People's History of World War II brings the full range of human experience during World War II to life through some of the most vivid accounts and images available anywhere. This concise and accessible volume includes first-person interviews by Studs Terkel; rare archival photographs from the Office of War Information collection; propaganda comics from Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss); narratives of wartime experiences from writers including historian Howard Zinn, civil rights activist Robert L. Carter, and celebrated French author Marguerite Duras; and selections from the writings of some of the world’s leading historians of the war, including John Dower, Philippe Burrin, David Wyman, and Eric Hobsbawm.

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ISBN-13: 9781595581662
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Series: New Press People's History Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,204,370
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.72(d)

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