The Story of World War II

Miller, Donald L.

Editorial: Simon and Schuster, 2001
ISBN 10: 0743211987 / ISBN 13: 9780743211987
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(full book description) Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 2001. Revised Ed. 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, Dust Jacket. Size=7.5"x9.5, 704pgs(Index). Many B/W Photos, Maps. Clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Price unclipped. "Revised, Expanded, and Updated from the Original Text By Henry Steele Commager". ISBN 0743211987 Price reflects 20% Off our regular price, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería

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Sinopsis: "The Story of World War II" is a completely rewritten, expanded, and updated version-more than 75 percent new-of the classic narrative of the war that captures all the immediacy of the original work and contains hundreds of new firsthand accounts. In late 1945, Henry Steele Commager finished a history of World War II that he had begun writing even while the fighting raged. Commager had worked as a propagandist and historian for the U.S. Department of War, and in his book he collected eyewitness descriptions of the fighting by outstanding correspondents, including Ernie Pyle, John Steinbeck, and Martha Gellhorn. But Commager's history could only be preliminary because many documents and official records had not yet been made available. Today we know much more about World War II, and it is possible to place the war in its proper historical context. Yet, despite the large number of books published about various aspects of World War II, surprisingly few general histories of that war have been attempted in recent years. Inspired by the power of Commager's long-out-of-print volume, historian Donald L. Miller has written a thorough, up-to-date, and riveting account of World War II, from the German blitzkrieg into Poland to the Japanese surrender aboard the U.S.S. "Missouri." He provides new coverage of, among other topics, the war in the Pacific, the air war, the liberation of the death camps, and the contributions of African Americans and other minorities. All of the major events of the war are covered, but soldiers, sailors, and airmen and their stories of the fighting predominate. Consequently, this book has a dynamism and authority that no other general history of the fightingcan convey. Miller shares Commager's conviction that World War II was a war of good against evil, but, as he says, it "was more than a heroic crusade; it was a tragic and complex human experience." Mixed in with valor was cruelty; mixed with heroism was cowardice; and everywhere there was death and suffering. For example, America's armed forces practiced a policy of racial prejudice that defied the ideals of freedom that the U.S. claimed to be fighting for. Now, as the last soldiers of the generation that fought World War II fade into history, we can remember this war and its enormous impact on the world by reading their words, understanding what they faced and how they felt, and appreciating again the great tragedy that transformed their lives and shaped our own. "The Story of World War II" contains more than 130 photographs and 22 maps.

Review: In 1945, the noted historian Henry Steele Commager, then employed by the U.S. Office of War Information, published The Story of World War II, a comprehensive survey of a struggle still terribly fresh. Donald Miller, himself an accomplished historian, amplifies Commager's work with this substantially revised edition.

Drawing on oral histories and on the vast body of literature that followed the original edition, Miller writes vividly of the key events that shaped the progress of the war, from Dunkirk to the surrender of the Japanese government aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. Along the way, he examines the war as it played out on many fronts, incorporating the memories of women defense workers, German and Japanese combat veterans, and the ordinary Allied soldiers whom correspondent Ernie Pyle called "doggies." The text is thoroughly illustrated with period photographs, maps, and sidebars, adding both to its immediacy and its usefulness as a reference work.

Concentrating on the war through American eyes, Miller and Commager's book is far from definitive. Even so, it makes an important addition to the growing library of work devoted to the era, and readers with an interest in World War II will learn much from its pages. --Gregory McNamee

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Título: The Story of World War II
Editorial: Simon and Schuster
Año de publicación: 2001
Encuadernación: Hardcover
Ilustrador: Many B/W Photos, Maps
Condición del libro: Fine

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