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The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1942-1945: The Allied Counteroffensive

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World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day

We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters, diaries, speeches, song lyrics, newspaper articles, and government papers that history truly comes alive.

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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published January 8th 2004 by Times Books
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Steve
Not your typical book on WW2 but this is a book on how WW2 was reported daily in the NY Times newspaper in articles and headlines. Also chapters contain written communications by military and political leaders on both sides. There are firsthand accounts by FDR and Churchill about how they believed the war was going.
More interesting to me were the firsthand memories of a Japanese shipman while being bombed and attacked by the US air force, a Jewish man forced to live in the Warsaw ghetto under t
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Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him “America’s new past master.” His most recent books are The Quiet World, The Wilderness Warrior, and The Great Deluge. Six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He lives in Texas with his wife and three children.
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