The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C. Ward
This companion volume to the Ken Burns documentary series, that airs on PBS September 23, covers the stories of four American towns during the war years and the bigger picture of both the European and Pacific fronts. Through letters, photographs, maps and news reports it blends the lives of the men who served with the military campaigns to create a personal view of history. It is a tableau of war that leaves a lasting impression on your soul.
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