The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1939-1942: The Axis Assault

Douglas Brinkley, General Editor; Edited and with Chapter Introductions by David Rubel

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Introducing a new series where history comes alive in riveting documents and images of great events as they occurred

We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of history and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters, diaries, speeches, song lyrics, newspaper articles, and government papers that history comes alive. The New York Times Living History books reinvigorate history by presenting the actual documents and images of the day.

Eminent historian Douglas Brinkley has carefully chosen fifty critical documents that chart the Axis's grip over Europe and the Pacific-such as Churchill's Blood and Toil speech and the text of the Atlantic Charter. Readers will find FDR's cables to Japan in the hours before Pearl Harbor, Edward R. Murrow's broadcast during the Blitz, an American G.I.'s last message from Corregidor, and a Dutch boy's diary recounting Germany's invasion.

Each primary document is accompanied by New York Times reporting or commentary from the period and original text illuminating their historical significance. News photos and other images add a strong visual component to this vivid re-creation of history.

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Douglas Brinkley, General Editor; Edited and with Chapter Introductions by David Rubel

Douglas Brinkley is the director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans, where he is a distinguished professor and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author and editor of numerous books of U. S. history, including a Penguin Lives biography of Rosa Parks. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1939-1942: The Axis Assault
Douglas Brinkley, General Editor; Edited and with Chapter Introductions by David Rubel

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Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
April 2014
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ISBN: 9781466869820
ISBN10: 1466869828
368 pages, Includes 75 black-and-white illustrations
$7.99
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