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by Douglas Brinkley

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Title:The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1939-1942: The Axis Assault
Authors:Douglas Brinkley
Info:Times Books (2003), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 368 pages
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The New York Times Living History: World War II: Volume 1: The Axis Assault, 1939-1942 by Douglas Brinkley



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"In The New York Times Living History, World War II: The Axis Assault, 1939-1942, the Times has culled the archives for a history of the war. The selections in this volume masterfully chart the Axis's tightening grip on Europe and the Pacific: the transcript of Hermann Goring's private conference in the hours following Kristallnacht; Hitler's invasion plan for Poland; a merchant ship captain's memoir of the evacuation of Dunkirk; Edward R. Murrow's broadcasts from London during the Blitz; a memoir from the siege of Leningrad; FDR's cables to Japan in the hours before Pearl Harbor; Jimmy Doolittle's report after his B-25 raid to Tokyo; the last telegraph from an American GI on Corregidor. Each is paired with archival photographs and a related piece of contemporary New York Times reportage, dispatches that can indeed be called a first draft of history." "Taken together, they capture the methodical pace of alliances drawn and treaties signed, the despair of battles lost and countries fallen, the trickling of information about the worst horrors of the war. Readers will experience the major events of World War II, from the first stirring of Hostility during the late 1930s to the Axis's near-domination of the globe in the spring of 1942, much as Times readers did each morning, more than half a century ago."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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