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A people's history of World War II : the world's most destructive conflict, as told by the people who lived through it, edited by Marc Favreau

Label
A people's history of World War II : the world's most destructive conflict, as told by the people who lived through it
Title
A people's history of World War II
Title remainder
the world's most destructive conflict, as told by the people who lived through it
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marc Favreau
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents interviews, photographs, letters, oral histories, stories, eyewitness accounts, and excerpts from historical writings from different perspectives on a wide variety of topics related to the Second World War
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D811.A2
LC item number
P46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A people's history of World War II : the world's most destructive conflict, as told by the people who lived through it, edited by Marc Favreau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1. Beginnings : Pearl Harbor -- Photo essay : "Pearl Harbor photographs" -- "December 7, 1941" : Studs Terkel interviews American witnesses to the Japanese attacks -- "December 8, 1941" : interviews with Japanese civilians and soldiers -- "Austin, Texas, December 9, 1941" : man-on-the-street interview following the attack on Pearl Harbor -- Part 2. The war in Europe -- "War" : historian Eric Hobsbawm reflects on the coming of war -- "Flight" : Elisabeth Freund, a German Jewish emigre, recounts her flight from Nazi Germany -- "A turning point" : Studs Terkel interviews Mikhail Nikolaevich Alexeyev, Russian author and editor, about his experiences as a Soviet soldier on the eastern front -- "The bombers and the bombed" : Studs Terkel interviews Eddie Costello and Ursula Bender about the Allied bombing of Frankfurt, Germany -- "Return to Auschwitz" : author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi is interviewed as he returns to Auschwitz after forty years -- Part 3. The U.S. home front -- "Trouble coming" : Nelson Peery describes the profound racial tensions that erupted in southern states as African American soldiers mobilized in large numbers -- "A Sunday evening" : Studs Terkel interviews Peter Ota, an American-born Japanese man who served in the American military -- Photo essay : "Manzanar" : Ansel Adams photographs an internment camp for Japanese Americans -- "Statement on entering prison" : David Dellinger issues a political statement on his status as a conscientious objector in 1943 -- "Rosie" : Studs Terkel interviews a woman who went to work in a factory during the war -- Photo essay : "Rosie the riveter" : from the office of war information archive -- "Confronting the Holocaust" : historian David Wyman interviews Hillel Kook, who led the effort in the U.S. to push American leaders to rescue European Jews -- Image essay : "Dr. Suess goes to war" : propaganda cartoons from Theodore Geisel on the Nazi menace
  • Part 4. The Pacific war -- "The slaughter of an army" : Osawa Masatsugu relates his experiences as a Japanese soldier in New Guinea in 1943 -- "Tales of the Pacific" : Studs Terkel interviews E.B. (Sledgehammer) Sledge about the American experience of war in the Pacific -- "An American revolutionary" : Nelson Peery relates his experiences as an African American soldier in the fight against Japan -- "One world or none" : an excerpt from public statements by leading atomic scientists, warning of the dangers of nuclear weapons -- "The atomic bomb" : Studs Terkel talks with a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project -- "A terrible new weapon" : firsthand witnesses of Ground Zero at Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- Part 5. Postwar -- "The war (rough draft)" : an account of Paris after the German occupation, by Marguerite Duras -- "Refugees" : poet Charles Simic remembers a life in transit in the aftermath of the German surrender
Control code
ocm660546121
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9781595581662
Lccn
2011035288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)660546121
  • (Sirsi) a1105896
Label
A people's history of World War II : the world's most destructive conflict, as told by the people who lived through it, edited by Marc Favreau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1. Beginnings : Pearl Harbor -- Photo essay : "Pearl Harbor photographs" -- "December 7, 1941" : Studs Terkel interviews American witnesses to the Japanese attacks -- "December 8, 1941" : interviews with Japanese civilians and soldiers -- "Austin, Texas, December 9, 1941" : man-on-the-street interview following the attack on Pearl Harbor -- Part 2. The war in Europe -- "War" : historian Eric Hobsbawm reflects on the coming of war -- "Flight" : Elisabeth Freund, a German Jewish emigre, recounts her flight from Nazi Germany -- "A turning point" : Studs Terkel interviews Mikhail Nikolaevich Alexeyev, Russian author and editor, about his experiences as a Soviet soldier on the eastern front -- "The bombers and the bombed" : Studs Terkel interviews Eddie Costello and Ursula Bender about the Allied bombing of Frankfurt, Germany -- "Return to Auschwitz" : author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi is interviewed as he returns to Auschwitz after forty years -- Part 3. The U.S. home front -- "Trouble coming" : Nelson Peery describes the profound racial tensions that erupted in southern states as African American soldiers mobilized in large numbers -- "A Sunday evening" : Studs Terkel interviews Peter Ota, an American-born Japanese man who served in the American military -- Photo essay : "Manzanar" : Ansel Adams photographs an internment camp for Japanese Americans -- "Statement on entering prison" : David Dellinger issues a political statement on his status as a conscientious objector in 1943 -- "Rosie" : Studs Terkel interviews a woman who went to work in a factory during the war -- Photo essay : "Rosie the riveter" : from the office of war information archive -- "Confronting the Holocaust" : historian David Wyman interviews Hillel Kook, who led the effort in the U.S. to push American leaders to rescue European Jews -- Image essay : "Dr. Suess goes to war" : propaganda cartoons from Theodore Geisel on the Nazi menace
  • Part 4. The Pacific war -- "The slaughter of an army" : Osawa Masatsugu relates his experiences as a Japanese soldier in New Guinea in 1943 -- "Tales of the Pacific" : Studs Terkel interviews E.B. (Sledgehammer) Sledge about the American experience of war in the Pacific -- "An American revolutionary" : Nelson Peery relates his experiences as an African American soldier in the fight against Japan -- "One world or none" : an excerpt from public statements by leading atomic scientists, warning of the dangers of nuclear weapons -- "The atomic bomb" : Studs Terkel talks with a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project -- "A terrible new weapon" : firsthand witnesses of Ground Zero at Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- Part 5. Postwar -- "The war (rough draft)" : an account of Paris after the German occupation, by Marguerite Duras -- "Refugees" : poet Charles Simic remembers a life in transit in the aftermath of the German surrender
Control code
ocm660546121
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9781595581662
Lccn
2011035288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)660546121
  • (Sirsi) a1105896

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