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The war : an intimate history, 1941-1945 / by Geoffrey C. Ward ; with an introduction by Ken Burns ; picture research by David McMahon.

Author/Creator:
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xxv, 451 p. : ill. (some col.), , fascims., col. maps, ports. ; 29 cm.
Subjects:
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- Anecdotes.
War and society -- United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
War and family -- United States -- History -- Anecdotes.
City and town life -- United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United States.
Summary:
As companion to his PBS series airing in September 2007, "The War" focuses on the citizens of four towns--Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama, following more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Maps and hundreds of photographs enrich this compelling, unflinching narrative.
Contents:
A necessary war, December 1941-December 1942
When things get tough, January-November 1943
A deadly calling, November 1943-June 1944
Pride of our nation, June-August 1944
Fubar, August-December 1944
A world without war, March-August 1945.
Notes:
Based on a Ken Burns film directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
Lining papers decorated with photographs depicting the men and women who were citizens of the four towns featured in "The War."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 436-440) and index.
Contributor:
Burns, Ken, 1953-
Novick, Lynn.
ISBN:
9780307262837 (alk. paper) :
0307262839 (alk. paper) :
OCLC:
80461210
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