We Were in the Big One: Experiences of the World War II Generation (Paperback)Mark P. Parillo (author)
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Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc.,U.S.
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 227 x 164 x 20 mm
H. P. Willmott deserves great credit for depicting a momentous period of World War II in such an easily understood format. * Military History Of The West *
Professor Parillo has assembled an exceptional sample of personal perspectives on World War II. The testimony of American military personnel, war workers, families, and overseas observers provides a well-rounded view of the wartime experience. These are people you will care about. -- Allan R. Millett, Eisenhower Center for American Studies and The Ohio State University
We Were in the Big One is a well-organized, thoughtfully edited collection or original documents that provides a good sense of the impact of World War II. Many of the documents come from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and have not been widely seen. These and other materials together illuminate the various ways Americans responded to the war. -- Allan M. Winkler, distinguished professor of history, Miami University of Ohio
The GIs all claimed that letters from home made the best morale boosters. This book demonstrates how well the letters written home by the GIs boost our historical insight. World War II was a 'people's war' and these letters tell us what the people who fought it really were like. -- Richard Jensen, University of Illinois
This is a welcome contribution to the literature on the war because it helps the reader appreciate the human dimension of the conflict and because it draws attention to sometimes underemphasized aspects of the war's impact on American society as a whole. -- Donald Detwiler, Chairman, World War II Studies Assoc.