Kari's Reviews > Daddy's Gone to War: The Second World War in the Lives of America's Children

Daddy's Gone to War by William M. Tuttle Jr.
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Sep 07, 2011

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Read from November 06 to December 06, 2012

Really interesting content in this book but it was not written in a way that made it easily accessible. I found the writing to be scattered or "jumpy" for my tastes even though, overall, I actually learned quite a bit. For example, the author had many first-hand stories from homefront children which I would have preferred to read in large chunks to support overarching ideas instead of single sentences used to illustrate specific topics.

With my nit-pickiness aside though, it was interesting to think about WWII through the lens of children and how they viewed the newsreels, fear of bombing, etc. I did not expect, but was very gratified by, an exploration of gender roles and how the war influenced those in the children as well.
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