Eyewitness to World War II: Unforgettable Stories and Photographs from History's Greatest Conflict

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National Geographic Books, 2012 - History - 351 pages
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Eyewitness to World War II brings you closer than ever before to the greatest challenge a generation of Americans had ever faced. The unforgettable story of World War II is told through the words of those who lived it--both on the battlefield and the home front--creating a dramatic tapestry of the wartime experience. Personal writings and recollections of Roosevelt, Hitler, and Patton, as well as letters composed by soldiers at battle and diaries of women serving in the military at home, present an absorbing narrative that tells the entire history of the war from several perspectives. Hundreds of images capture fateful moments of triumph and defeat that defined the era, including rare photographs and artifacts, many never-before-seen from private collections that are placed in context with more famous photographs from the period. More than 20 authoritative National Geographic maps detail military movements and decisive battles in the European and Pacific theaters of war. These incredible, first-person stories, amazing moments of heroism, compelling imagery, and illuminating maps bring the entire history of World War II to life in vivid detail.
 

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About the author (2012)

STEPHEN G. HYSLOP's many books include Great Empires, Eyewitness to the Civil War, Bound for Santa Fe: The Road to New Mexico and the American Conquest, and Chroniclers of Indian Life.

NEIL KAGAN heads Kagan & Associates, a firm specializing in innovative illustrated books. During his career at Time-Life Books, he spearheaded multiple historic series and has produced Eyewitness to the Civil War and Atlas of the Civil War for National Geographic. The author lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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