A People's History of World War II by Marc Favreau
The World's Most Destructive Conflict, As Told By the People Who Lived Through It (New Press People's History)

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The most destructive war in human history, World War II continues to generate an astonishingly rich trove of historical material, writings, and first-person recollections, which are essential to any appreciation of this most pivotal of historical events.

A People's History of World War II brings the full range of human experience during World War II to life through some of the most vivid accounts and images available anywhere. This concise and accessible volume includes first-person interviews by Studs Terkel; rare archival photographs from the Office of War Information collection; propaganda comics from Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss); narratives of wartime experiences from writers including historian Howard Zinn, civil rights activist Robert L. Carter, and celebrated French author Marguerite Duras; and selections from the writings of some of the world’s leading historians of the war, including John Dower, Philippe Burrin, David Wyman, and Eric Hobsbawm.
 

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Published September 20, 2011 by New Press, The. 290 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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A greatest-hits collection of oral history and first-person accounts, containing little new materal but sprinkled with gems.

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“Beyond classrooms, general readers will likely find a few of the selections compelling and the rest boorish and preachy. On the brighter side, leftist antiwar activists and Professor Hobsbawm will judge this work brilliant.”

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