World War II was the most destructive and disruptive war ever, a global conflict that in one way or another affected the lives of people across the planet. Voices of World War II: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life coalesces a wide variety of primary source documents drawn from across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Supplemented by interpretive material that enables readers to analyze them, assess their impact and significance, and place them in context to comparable situations today, the documents provide rare insights into World War II.
Expert commentaries and additional information on these texts enable a greater understanding of the background to these documents, providing valuable training in learning to interpret, assess, and evaluate historical sources. Intended primarily for upper-level high school and undergraduate-level history students, general readers will also appreciate the variegated array of primary material from World War II, which depicts numerous aspects of the conflict, often in extremely personal terms.
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Gr 8 Up—Offering voices from all sides of the conflict, this source includes 32 documents ranging from letters to statements and from speeches to poems, divided into six sections from "The Coming of War in Europe" to "The War's Social and Economic Impact" that will help users to understand the co...Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Voices of World War II: Conte...