The Good War: An Oral History of World War II
The Good War for which Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, Terkel’s subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called “a splendid epic history of World War II.” With this volume Terkel expanded his scope to the global and the historical and the result is a masterpiece of oral history.
"Tremendously compelling, somehow dramatic and intimate at the same time." —The New York Times Book Review
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gregdehler - LibraryThing
If I had to recommend one book on WWII, this would be it. The Good War contains short, personal, first-hand viewpoints of the war from just about every possible perspective. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jared_Runck - LibraryThing
I think what impressed me most about this book is the way that Terkel was able to preserve the integrity of each person's voice; each interview is truly a unique perspective on the war (even though ... Read full review