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American Heritage Picture History of World War II (R)

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The drama and tragedy of the Second World War is revealed in hundreds of great photos (many never before published) and a superb narrative by a Pulitze Prize-winning journalist. 720 illustrations. 8 3/4 x 10 3/4. Wings
Hardcover, 610 pages
Published April 27th 1994 by Wings (first published 1966)
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carl  theaker

This is a classic picture book of WW2; great for the person
who wants an overview of the war and also for the veteran history
fan. First published in 1966, it is books like this that made the
720 photos, 92 in color, (as the dust jacket flap counts for us),
into familiar remembrances of the conflict.

Also a great remembrance and accomplishment, for me, was acquiring
this book. There was a brand new mall with a brand new B. Dalton
bookstore in the suburbs of St. Louis. Fellow teenage history and
Don Heiman
This volume was published in 1966 and by today's standards its conclusions are dated. Nonetheless, the summary chapter helped me better understand political thought about the Cold War in the 1960's. The author does a great job summarizing the defining moments of the war but his perspective carries a a distinctive American prejudice. The many pictures in the book are wonderful but the author's references are weak.
Sheri Fresonke Harper
Provides a very general overview of World War II featuring about a chapter per every major phase of the war. It includes dramatic photographs, personal accounts, maps showing the general troop movements along with a high level discussion of the effects on each of the main countries involved: US, Germany, UK, Japan, Russia, Italy, North Africa, France, Norway, China etc.
Pictures are wonderful, but the best part of this book are the personal "eyewitness close-up"s--personal accounts of the big events. I plan to read every one to my children this year for school.
"Fortitude is admirabel under any flag, and those Japanese soldiers had it." General Eichelberger

I recommend this to anyone, especially someone who's not interested in WWII. It will change your mind.
This book has an impressive array of images to better illustrate the story of World War II but only from the point of view of the U.S. That is its only major downfall. However, if there were more points of view, then the book would be even larger. Overall, it is a nice reference to have.
Chris May
Good overview of the war with tons of pictures. Don't be intimidated by the size of the book, the photos easily take 1/3 to 1/2 of the book.
Jonah Henshin
Gripping, whether to sit and read every page, or simply to flip through and look at some of the stunning photos.
Sep 07, 2011 Matt rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Dramatic pictures, well placed.
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Cyrus Leo Sulzberger II (October 27, 1912 – September 20, 1993) was a U.S. journalist, diarist, and author, and a member of the family that owns the New York Times. During the 1950s and 1960s, he was that newspaper's lead foreign correspondent.
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