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  - kcshankd - LibraryThing

Mostly excellent. There were a few selections that were more reporter-centric then I would have preferred, but then it is a book about reporting WW II. Liebling, Pyle, and the Tarawa account stand out. Read full review

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

This volume is probably just as good as volume 1, but I enjoyed it less. That's in part because almost 200 pages in the middle of this volume are from Bill Mauldin's book Up Front. While his cartoons ... Read full review

Contents

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

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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.