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History buffs, Ken Burns fans, and anyone whose life has been touched by war will be awed by Burns's new book, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945, a stunning companion to his PBS series airing in September 2007.

History buffs, Ken Burns fans, and anyone whose life has been touched by war will be awed by Burns's new book, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945, a stunning companion to his PBS series airing in September 2007. Focusing on the citizens of four towns, The War follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Maps and hundreds of photographs enrich this compelling, unflinching narrative. Check out some of the photographs and read the first chapter below.

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Overdrive download The War (2007) An Intimate History, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C. Ward . His films includeJazz, Baseball, and The Civil War, which was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television

Overdrive download The War (2007) An Intimate History, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C. Ward - As the subtitle indicates, The War captures the intimate experiences Читать весь отзыв. His films includeJazz, Baseball, and The Civil War, which was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

The individuals featured in this audio book are not historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced - and helped to win - the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost

The individuals featured in this audio book are not historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced - and helped to win - the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost. Focusing on the citizens of four towns - Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; and Mobile, Alabama - The War follows more than 40 people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt.

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Home Audio Books History Military History The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945. An intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world, "The War "captures the American experience of World War II through the words and deeds, thoughts and feelings of those who made history on the battlefields and on the home front. People Who Liked The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 Also Liked These Free Titles

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The companion volume to the magnificent seven-part PBS seriesThe individuals featured in this audiobook are not those of historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced–and helped to win–the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.Focusing on the citizens of four towns–Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama–The War follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt. The iconic events are here, but we also move among prisoners of war, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together.An intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world, The War captures the American experience of World War II through the words and deeds, thoughts and feelings of those who made history on the battlefields and on the home front.

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inetserfer
Following in the tradition his previous books on the Civil War, Jazz, and Baseball, Ken Burns has written another compelling and informative volume, this time on the Second World War.

This book is loaded with photographs, maps, and testimonials from civilians and service people alike. It encompasses both the European and Pacific theaters of war, as well as the home front. The narrative is rich and easy to read, and the photographs show just what it was like to be in battle or work on an assembly line back home. The personal accounts from the front add an element of actually being in the fighting to the book. Of particular interest to me was the story of the Army's 442nd infantry. This unit was composed entirely of Japanese-Americans who fought in the European theater. Other points of interest include an informative section on the movement of Japanese-Americans to relocation camps inside the United States, war bond drives conducted throughout the war, and, mainly, the brutality of combat in both the European and Pacific theaters.

I've read Burns' books on Baseball and the Civil War, and I've seen the companion video series to them as well. Burns has a knack for bringing out the "human" side to a particular event or situation, and he maintains this quality with the personal stories and historical narrative contained in this book. The excellent photographs and maps add a true sense of what it was really like at home and overseas during World War II.

I give this fine book my highest recommendation. Ken Burns has written a terrific piece of military history which will remain a staple of the genre for years to come. This book is a must read for World War II readers.
Cointrius
WWII as seen through four families in four different towns of the US. Beautifully written. Provides the background of how the US really was changed by WWII from a rather provincial country to one in which ordinary citizens learned about places in Europe and Asia they had never previously heard. It also shows the incredible sacrifice of America's young people during that war, many of them in their teens and early 20ies...
Narim
Seen the doc when it came out, and just seen new doc from ken burns.so I order both. this book is very detail and goes with doc great photos if u are ex military or war in history it is a must.
Cetnan
Every American alive today needs to read this book and others like it, lest we forget the toll war takes on those who fight, as well as those who wait for them and the innocents destroyed on all fronts. It is graphic and at times very upsetting. As in "The Civil War," Burns and Ward illustrate the suffering in detail, and give the reader a "warts and all" look at the commanders, whose egos and personal needs at times led to needless loss of lives. If you know someone who lived through The War, you owe it to yourself and to his/her memory to read this book.
Roram
The first chapter of this book brought tears to my eyes. Sometimes I feel WWII is removed from my generation, reserved to memories of our grandparents and media like Band of Brothers and Call of Duty. My grandpa served and this book was a way for me to ever so slightly understand what he experienced and what the world was like in those days. When I see it I think of him and countless like him; may we never forget what they endured and accomplished.

Highly recommend.
Trash Obsession
I probably own and have read upwards of 60 books on military history. Some 30 plus are on WWII. Of those many many photos and quotes are repeated either by direct printing or reference.
This book is unique as was the TV series containing several 'different' images and interviews with the 'common' soldier. It was interesting to see 'how things were' stateside and how resources were prioritized for a two front war. The book was also handy as a reference to details one might have missed while watching the series.
Sti
I bought this book for my husband for Husband for Valentines Day. He loves the book
The War is the Ken Burns treatment of WW2 that we've all been waiting for since his spectacular civil war series. It treats the twentieth century's most significant event in a very rational way, looking at the war's effect on individual people. It tells the story of a dehumaizing catastrophe in a very humane, sensitive manner. Bravo! For another look at the courage and perseverance of common people caught up in the ravages of war check out, Night of Flames: A Novel of World War II
The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 download epub
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Author: Geoffrey C. Ward
ISBN: 073935728X
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (September 11, 2007)