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The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II

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World War II remains one of the most galvanizing and defining events in the history of America. Seemingly overnight, the entire nation unified behind a singular cause. By 1945, the size of the U.S. armed forces had grown from two to twelve million men and women of every color, religion, and creed. Young people from every walk of life were inducted and volunteered. America ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Welcome Books
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I saw this at the library and couldn't resist picking it up, and I'm so glad I did. This is a beautiful, large, coffee table book filled with mini biographies of some of the courageous men and women who stepped up to the plate and fought for our country during World War Two.

Some of the stories are touching, some are heart wrenching and some are downright amazing. Such as Randall Harris (US Army) who held his intestines in with a canteen strap and kept fighting along with his men. Or Cedrick Shi
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Geri Dosalua
This is a very moving book, a must read. What strikes you is the humanity of it. These are regular
people united for a cause, World War II, and the stories are their own. All of them are now in their golden years. The photographs reveal their humanity. They are a crusty bunch. The photos are fantastic, the stories very individual. At first, I didn't know if I could read it, because it is somewhat sad. The veterans of this War are dying every day, and many of the people in this book are probably n
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Kathy
This is a beautiful coffee table book of amazing photography of amazing men and women of the armed services who served in WWII and their stories. This book should be featured in every library on every Veteran's Day - so much has already been forgotten about those who selflessly served to keep our country free.
Wendy
Found this at the library tonight and read it waiting for my daughter's dance lesson. It's a big coffee-table book with stunning photos of WWII vets, and their short bios and war stories. Adds to my appreciation and admiration of the brave men and women who have fought for our country.
Keith Slade
Very touching photo album of modern veteran survivors of World War II with their stories.
Doug
Wonderful to meet all these that served so long ago.
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