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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