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Item No. RH-2837
An Intimate History, 1941-1945

This title is the companion book to Ken Burns' much anticipated documentary "THE WAR" coming September 23. This seven-part series focuses on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

The vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of ordinary men and women who experienced and helped to win the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.

Focusing on the citizens of four towns Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; The War follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt. All the iconic events are here, from Pearl Harbor to the liberation of the concentration camps but we also move among prisoners of war and Japanese American internees, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together while their men were shipped off to Europe, the Pacific, and North Africa.

Enriched by maps and hundreds of photographs, including many never published before, this is an intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world.

Deluxe edition, Hardcover with full color dustjacket, Size 12" x 9.5", 480 pages, 394 photos and 21 maps.

Retail Price: $50.00

Click here to read the first chapter of "THE WAR" 48 KB Adobe PDF Document

Watch some video clips from this series,
visit the PBS website for "THE WAR".

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