The Good Fight by Stephen E. Ambrose
How World War II Was Won

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Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the finest historians of our time, has written an extraordinary chronicle of World War II for young readers. From Japanese warplanes soaring over Pearl Harbor, dropping devastation from the sky, to the against-all-odds Allied victory at Midway, to the Battle of the Bulge during one of the coldest winters in Europe's modern history, to the tormenting decision to bomb Nagasaki and Hiroshima with atomic weapons, The Good Fight brings the most horrific -- and most heroic -- war in history to a new generation in a way that's never been done before.
In addition to Ambrose's accounts of major events during the war, personal anecdotes from the soldiers who were fighting on the battlefields, manning the planes, commanding the ships -- stories of human triumph and tragedy -- bring the war vividly to life.
Highlighting Ambrose's narrative are spectacular color and black-and-white photos, and key campaign and battlefield maps. Stephen E. Ambrose's singular ability to take complex and multifaceted information and get right to its essence makes The Good Fight the book on World War II for kids.

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Stephen E. Ambrose is one of the pre-eminent historians of our generation, and his books are some of the most revered, and best-selling, historical titles in publishing history. They include Citizen Soldiers; Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West; D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, and the recently published Nothing Like It In the World. All have been New York Times best-sellers. He is the founder of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, has won the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award, the Will Rogers Memorial Award, and the Congressional Medal of Honor. Mr. Ambrose lives in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Helena, Montana.
Published May 1, 2001 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 96 pages
Genres: History, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The arrangement is an appealing one, similar to coffee-table books for adults: the openings are clean and clear—“Quick Facts,” a small photo of an event, the text dealing with the subject at hand (a battle, a place) facing a full-page photo of the event, situation, or characters.

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Veteran adult historian Ambrose (D-Day June 6, 1944; Citizen Soldiers) hits the mark with this patriotic photo-survey of America's involvement in WWII. His highly visual and textually concise approach

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Carefully selected quotes reinforce the individual's experience, such as Major Richard Winters's reaction when his troops liberated concentration camp prisoners at Dachau: ""Now I know why I am here."" Ambrose also points out the irony that the U.S. battled a racist Hitler with a segregated army,...

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Noted historian and bestselling author Ambrose highlights the key conflicts of World War II with black-and-white photos, maps, sidebars and his thorough and compelling narrative.

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