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Americans Remember the Homefront: An Oral Narrative of the World War II Years in America

By Roy Hoopes
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Book Details
  • Author: Roy Hoopes
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • Published: 2002-05-07
  • Edition: Reprint
"Compelling." ( New York Times) "Impressive and moving." ( Los Angeles Times) From the first surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to the emotional aftermath of World War II's final victory, this rich and powerful tapestry of voices offers firsthand memories of a nation united... "[An] endlessly surprising personal history." (United Press International) "Hoopes interviewed nearly 200 Americans for this oral history of the home front. Many of them speak wonderingly of an almost innocent exhilaration triggered by World War II [that] showed Americans something larger than themselves. This collection of memories ranges over wartime Washington, the transformation of industries, the families stumbling around in blacked-out houses...hundreds of nostalgic oddments...Such a collage has an effect of Whitmanesque tenderness." ( Time Magazine)

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