Reporting World War II: the 75th Anniversary Edition 2C BOX SET

Author: Samuel Hynes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781598535105
Category: History
Page: 1882
View: 4941
This deluxe two-volume collector's boxed set captures a world at war as seen through the eyes of a generation's greatest reporters. Released to mark the 75th anniversary of America's entrance into World War II, this Library of America two-volume boxed set gathers the acclaimed collection that evokes an extraordinary period in American history--and in American journalism. In two authoritative Library of America volumes, nearly 200 pieces by 80 writers record events from Munich to the birth of the nuclear age. Included are reports by William L. Shirer, Edward R. Murrow, Martha Gellhorn, Ernie Pyle, Margaret Bourke-White, and scores of other of the era's great journalists, as well as the complete texts of two books: Bill Mauldin's Up Front, the classic evocation of war from the GI's point of view, presented with his famous cartoons, and Hiroshima, John Hersey's compassionate account of the first atomic bombing and its aftermath. Each volume contains a chronology, maps, biographical profiles, notes and a glossary, and 32 pages of photographs.

Reporting World War II.: American journalism, 1938-1944

Author: Samuel Lynn Hynes
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 3656
Includes the work of nearly ninety writers, including Ernie Pyle, Martha Gellhorn, A.J. Liebling, and Edward R. Murrow, capturing the urgency of events as they happened

Myth and the Greatest Generation

A Social History of Americans in World War II
Author: Kenneth Rose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135909946
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 6397
Myth and the Greatest Generation calls into question the glowing paradigm of the World War II generation set up by such books as The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. Including analysis of news reports, memoirs, novels, films and other cultural artefacts Ken Rose shows the war was much more disruptive to the lives of Americans in the military and on the home front during World War II than is generally acknowledged. Issues of racial, labor unrest, juvenile delinquency, and marital infidelity were rampant, and the black market flourished. This book delves into both personal and national issues, calling into questions the dominant view of World War II as ‘The Good War’.

American Nightingale

The Story of Frances Slanger, Forgotten Heroine of Normandy
Author: Bob Welch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416586494
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 1972
Of the 350,000 American women in uniform during World War II, none instilled more hope in American GIs than Frances Slanger. In Army fatigues and helmet she splashed ashore with the first nurses to hit the Normandy beach in June 1944. Later, from a storm-whipped tent amid the thud of artillery shells, she wrote a letter to Stars and Stripes newspaper that would stir the souls of thousands of weary soldiers. Hundreds wrote heartfelt responses, praising Slanger and her fellow nurses and honoring her humility and patriotism. But Frances Slanger never got to read such praise. She was dead, killed the very next day when German troops shelled her field hospital, the first American nurse to die in Europe after the landing at Normandy. Frances Slanger was a Jewish fruit-peddler's daughter who survived a chilling childhood in World War I-torn Poland and immigrated to America at age seven. Inspired by memories of her bitter past and a Nazi-threatened future, she defied her parents' wishes by becoming a nurse and joining the military. A woman of great integrity and courage, she was also a passionate writer and keeper of chapbooks. This is the story of her too brief life.

World War II in Literature for Youth

A Guide and Resource Book
Author: Patricia Hachten Wee,Robert James Wee
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810853010
Category: Education
Page: 391
View: 9153
This comprehensive volume provides a wealth of information with annotated listings of more than 3,500 titles—a broad sampling of books on the war years 1939-1945. Includes both fiction and nonfiction works about all aspects of the war. Professional resources for educators aligned to the educational standards for social studies; technical references; periodicals and electronic resources; a directory of WWII museums, memorials, and other institutions; and topics for exploration complement this excellent library and classroom resource.

Journalists at Risk

Reporting America's Wars
Author: George Sullivan
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780761327455
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 999
Covers reporters' roles and risks during war time; the issue of censorship; and how their jobs have changed with each conflict since the Civil War.

Reporting World War II.: American journalism, 1944-1946

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Journalism
Page: 64
View: 408
Includes the work of nearly ninety writers, including Ernie Pyle, Martha Gellhorn, A.J. Liebling, and Edward R. Murrow, capturing the urgency of events as they happened

Reporting World War 2

Author: John Hersey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781931082051
Category: History
Page: 874
View: 5345
Includes the work of nearly ninety writers, including Ernie Pyle, Martha Gellhorn, A.J. Liebling, and Edward R. Murrow, capturing the urgency of events as they happened.

Tales of the Great American Victory

World War II in Politics and Poetics
Author: Diederik Oostdijk,Markha G. Valenta
Publisher: Vu University Press
ISBN: 9789053839768
Category: History
Page: 211
View: 2995
The essays featured here are all based on papers presented at the conference The Stories of World War II, which was held in the Summer of 2004 at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This volume contains essays by young, up-and-coming European and American scholars as well as by top researchers in the field of war and culture, including Steven Gould Axelrod on war poetry, Lorrie Goldensohn on Holocaust memoirs, and Pulitzer-prize winning historian John W Dower on the analogy between World War II and the Iraqi war.

We, the People: Since 1865

Author: Peter N. Carroll
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534593575
Category: Education
Page: 732
View: 2798
This if Volume II (chapters 15-30) of WE THE PEOPLE. Crafted from the ground up to be a "brief" U.S. History text (rather than a condensed version of a larger text), WE THE PEOPLE tells the story of America through five recurring, interwoven themes: (1) the role of interacting cultures in the development of the American nation; (2) the social/cultural environment's interaction with political forces; (3) the evolution of a national identity; (4) changing cultural values; and (5) individuals' attempts to impose order on physical place and chronological time. Frequent quotations from individuals at all levels of society make this text well-rounded in its presentation of social and cultural history. In addition, each chapter opens with a story that features a longer quotation that illuminates the topics, events, and themes explicated in that chapter. WE THE PEOPLE is available in the following split options: WE THE PEOPLE, Complete, First Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 0534593550; WE THE PEOPLE, Volume I to 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 0534593569; WE THE PEOPLE, Volume II, Since 1865 (Chapters 15-30), ISBN: 0534593577.


United Press International Covering the 20th Century
Author: Richard M. Harnett,Billy G. Ferguson
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 8774
This is a history of United Press International's role in the fight with the Associated Press: the battles won and lost, the UPI people who fought them and finally the agonizing demise of United Press International.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Periodicals
Page: N.A
View: 4093

WMD terrorism

science and policy choices
Author: Stephen M. Maurer
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262012980
Category: History
Page: 608
View: 4688
This first comprehensive overview of what scientists and scholars know about WMD terrorism clears away many of the misconceptions that surround this topic.

A century of media, a century of war

Author: Robin Andersen
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Category: History
Page: 350
View: 7389

Citizen soldiers

the U.S. Army from the Normandy beaches to the Bulge to the surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Hubsta Ltd
ISBN: 9780684848013
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 528
View: 4054
Draws on interviews with enlisted men to examine the last year of the war in Europe

Promoting the War Effort

Robert Horton and Federal Propaganda, 1938-1946
Author: Mordecai Lee
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807145319
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 3290
Though historians have largely overlooked Robert Horton, his public relations campaigns remain fixed in popular memory of the home front during World War II. Utilizing all media -- including the nascent technology of television -- to rally civilian support, Horton's work ranged from educational documentary shorts like Pots to Planes, which depicted the transformation of aluminum household items into aircraft, to posters employing scare tactics, such as a German soldier with large eyes staring forward with the tagline "He's Watching You." Iconic and calculated, Horton's campaigns raise important questions about the role of public relations in government agencies. When are promotional campaigns acceptable? Does war necessitate persuasive communication? What separates information from propaganda? Promoting the War Effort traces the career of Horton -- the first book-length study to do so -- and delves into the controversies surrounding federal public relations. A former reporter, Horton headed the public relations department for the U.S. Maritime Commission from 1938 to 1940. Then -- until Pearl Harbor in December 1941 -- he directed the Division of Information (DOI) in the Executive Office of the President, where he played key roles in promoting the New Deal, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's unprecedented third-term reelection campaign, and the prewar arms-production effort. After Pearl Harbor, Horton's DOI encouraged support for the war, primarily focusing on raising civilian and workforce morale. But the DOI under Horton assumed a different wartime tone than its World War I predecessor, the Committee on Public Information. Rather than whipping up prowar hysteria, Horton focused on developing campaigns for more practical purposes, such as conservation and production. In mid-1942, Roosevelt merged the Division and several other agencies into the Office of War Information. Horton stayed in government, working as the PR director for several agencies. He retired in mid-1946, during the postwar demobilization. Promoting the War Effort recovers this influential figure in American politics and contributes to the ongoing public debate about government public relations during a time when questions about how facts are disseminated -- and spun -- are of greater relevance than ever before.

Der Knüller

Author: Evelyn Waugh,Elisabeth Schnack
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257211764
Page: 282
View: 9503

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives

Author: Karen Markoe,Arnie Markoe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780684806204
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 648
View: 2541
Includes persons who made significant contributions while living in the United States, whether or not they were U.S. citizens, and who died in the five-year period covered by each volume. Includes an index by occupation.

Die Kunst des Soldaten

Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit –
Author: Anthony Powell
Publisher: Elfenbein Verlag
ISBN: 3941184830
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
View: 4202
Der zwölfbändige Zyklus »Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit« — aufgrund seiner inhaltlichen wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Marcel Prousts »Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit« verglichen — gilt als das Hauptwerk des britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehört zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von dem gleichnamigen Bild des französischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die späten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich-Erzählers Jenkins — der durch so manche biografische Parallele wie Powells Alter Ego anmutet — bietet der »Tanz« eine Fülle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und aufschlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedankenwelt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwürdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Im achten Band bilden die letzten Jahre des Zweiten Weltkriegs den historischen Hintergrund.

Luftkrieg und Literatur

mit einem Essay zu Alfred Andersch
Author: Winfried Georg Sebald
Publisher: Hanser Gardner Publications
ISBN: 9783446196612
Category: Bombing, Aerial
Page: 165
View: 7061