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The War, 1939-1945
This magnificent, chronologically ordered, internationally focused collection covers every phase and theater of World War II. Based on diaries, letters, journals, reportage, and other contemporary documents, The War, 1939–1945 resurrects the voices of Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Goebbels, Rommel, Yamamoto, MacArthur, Patton, Eisenhower, and other prominent figures as wel ...more
Paperback, 1144 pages
Published March 21st 1997 by Da Capo Press
(first published 1997)
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I've actually got a second-hand copy of the two-volume 1967 Panther edition. But in any case, this is a monumental, and extraordinarily powerful, work: an anthology of contemporary accounts, from every walk of life, of World War II. We have speeches, letters and other writing by Churchill and Hitler, and then stories from everyone else: soldiers, airmen, sailors, medics - all the way to civilian men and women. Few are longer than a few pages, many are scraps and fragments. Together, they create ...more