World War II

World War II

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Baker & Taylor
Firsthand accounts and brief biographies describe how Americans were affected by the events surrounding World War II.

Book News
This illustrated volume provides hundreds of brief firsthand accounts from Americans who lived through World War II, taken from letters, speeches, and newspaper articles. Quotations from citizens, politicans, and celebrities illustrate how Americans faced the daily circumstances of wartime. Carl J. Schneider (political science and history, U. of Wisconsin) and Dorothy Schneider (a former professor at U. of Nebraska) include introductory essays, chronologies, excerpts from significant documents including the Neutrality Act of 1937 and the Nuremburg Trials Final Report; and capsule biographies of key players. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
World War II, a new edition to Facts On File's critically acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the period - from letters, speeches, and newspaper articles - that illustrate how important historical events appeared to those who lived through them. In addition to these firsthand accounts, each chapter provides an introductory essay and chronology of events. The book also includes excerpts from such informative documents as the Neutrality Act of 1937; the Atlantic Charter; President Franklin D. Roosevelt's December 8, 1941, address to Congress; the Nuremburg Trials Final Report; and the preamble to the Charter of the United nations, as well as capsule biographies of more than 55 key figures, 18 maps, an appendix about refugees, reference notes, a bibliography, an index, and more than 115 black-and-white illustrations.

Publisher: New York : Facts On File, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780816044849
Branch Call Number: 940.53 Schneider 2003
Characteristics: vii, 472 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Schneider, Dorothy
Alternative Title: World War 2
World War Two


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