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The American Heritage New History of WWII

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Visually stunning, The American Heritage New History of World War II features more than 700 of the most dramatic and haunting photographs from renowned war photographers on the line of battle, from artists who captured the quintessence of war on canvas, and from cartoonists who portrayed the lighter side of war for millions on the front lines and at home. These images, whi ...more
Hardcover, 628 pages
Published October 6th 1997 by Viking Adult
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Eric
My Dad was on the Arizona before the attack and was transferred to the Tennessee.....I don't know if I could have gone through what he and all the others did, and remain sane.
David
An updated version (edited by Stephen Ambrose) of a book I enjoyed as a kid from my parents' library. Lavishly illustrated, a good jumping off point for those wanting to read one book about the war. This is certainly a history written for an American readership, however - the Russian contribution to victory over the Nazis is definitely downplayed.
Mandy
A really good book that overviews WWII. It has lots of great pictures and maps, which you will like if you are a visual learner, like me. I still go back and reference this book often when I can't remember certain events or timelines about WWII.
Jonathan
Decided to revisit the reprint of this book from my teen years. Quick overview of WWII, most glaring were some of the simple mistakes in the photo captions. Its a good coffee table book, fairly well skewed to the Allied view of things.
Daniel Routh
Read selections of this. Insightful, very well-written summary that goes through the war comprehensively from start to finish, with an abundance of photographs.
Bob
If you want to read one book explaining WWII this is the one. Enough text to cover what occurred and pictures to bring it to reality.
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Stephen Ambrose 1 1 Aug 19, 2012 07:47AM  
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Stephen Edward Ambrose was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon. He received his Ph.D. in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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