World War II
What did it feel like to be an American during World War II and in the years that preceded and followed it? This work provides first-hand accounts of the period - from letters, speeches, and newspaper articles - that illustrate how important events appeared to those who lived through them.
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The Debate Isolationism v Interventionism January 30 1933December 11 1941
Gearing Up National Defense Military and Economic Mobilization 1939December 7 1941
Crisis Government December 7 1941September 2 1945
Civilian Daily Life 1940June 1945
Civilians at Work September 1941September 2 1945
Military LifeThe US Army and the European Theater of Operations September 3 1939May 8 1945
Military LifeThe Navy the Marine Corps the Coast Guard and the War in the Pacific September 3 1939September 9 1945
Civil Liberties and Military Necessity June 8 1938December 23 2000
The United Nations January 6 1941July 27 1953
Biographies of Major Personalities
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