Reporting World War II.: American journalism, 1944-1946

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Library of America, 1995 - History - 64 pages
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Drawn from wartime newspaper and magazine reports, radio transcripts, and books, this unique two-volume anthology collects 191 pieces by eighty writers recording events from the Munich crisis to the birth of the nuclear age.

"At last, the best of the great writing about the world's greatest war. A treasure". -- David Brinkley, ABC News

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Review: Reporting World War II Vol. 1: American Journalism 1938-1944 (Library of America #77)

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Contemporaneous accounts of first part of WW II (1938-January 1944) by American writers, published no later than 1945. Many excerpts of books, long articles, also some news coverage and radio ... Read full review

Review: Reporting World War II Vol. 1: American Journalism 1938-1944 (Library of America #77)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

I completed this book, and it was riveting reading. History on the hoof, as it were. I'm working on the second volume a little bit at a time, savoring it. What a great way to learn history at the ground level. Read full review


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Samuel Hynes is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature Emeritus at Princeton University and the author of several major works of literary criticism, including "The Auden Generation," "Edwardian Occasions," and "The Edwardian Turn of Mind," Hynes's wartime experiences as a Marine Corps pilot were the basis for his highly praised memoir, "Flights of Passage," "The Soldiers' Tale," his book about soldiers' narratives of the two world wars and Vietnam, won a Robert F. Kennedy Award. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.