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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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

Both moving and deeply informative, this anthology collects magazine and newspaper articles from leading American correspondents in World War II, and supplements those with selections from books ... Read full review

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User Review  - seoulful - LibraryThing

One of the best anthologies to come out of WWII. This second volume begins with Ernie Pyle reporting from Italy in 1944 on how it feels to wait for an attack and ends with John Hersey on the bombing ... Read full review

Contents

The Italian Campaign Waiting
1
Wide Awake on an Island Beachhead
11
Search for a Battle
21
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

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.