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002: The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1942-1945: The Allied Counteroffensive
002: The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1942-1945: The Allied Counteroffensive
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World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters, diaries, speeches, song lyrics, newspaper articles, and government papers that history truly comes alive. Eminent historian Douglas Brinkley has carefully chosen the critical documents that bring to life the days of the war from the first Allied counteroffensive to V-J Day. His selections span the momentous, such as Eisenhowers address to the troops in preparation for D-Day or Hirohitos surrender on Japanese radio, to the intimate and the obscure. Readers will find one of Tokyo Roses broadcasts, letters from soldiers on the eve of battle, Ernie Pyles dispatches from Sicily, and Trumans diary entries in which he wrestles with the decision to drop the A-bomb. Each primary document is accompanied by a relevant piece ofNew York Timesreporting from the period and original text explaining the historical significance of the event in the wars progress. News photos and other images add a strong visual component to this vivid re-creation of history.      

Author: Brinkley, Douglas

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Times Books

Publication Date: 2004-01-08

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Brinkley, Douglas (Edition: First Edition) Hardcover


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