Home eBooks World War II


World War II
  • Authored by: Carl J. Schneider and Dorothy Schneider
  • From the Series: Eyewitness History
  • Trim Size:
  • ISBN-10: 1438108907
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0890-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • Your Price:
    Sign In for Pricing
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 07/01/2003
  • Dewey Number: 940.53
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 480

Summary

World War II presents a unique blend of perspectives about what it felt like to be an American during the Second World War and the years that immediately preceded and followed it. This work examines how Americans faced the events and circumstances that shaped their lives during this difficult period. The differences that existed—between civilian life at home and at work, between civilian and military life, and between life in each of the major armed forces branches—meant that no American experienced these years in exactly the same way as any other. National issues—from early contests over isolationism and interventionism to wartime debates over the protection of civil liberties to postwar deliberations over the role the United Nations should play in the world—were also significant in determining individual experiences. Despite the differences, by the time the war years were behind them and the process of rebuilding had begun, there was an overwhelming sense among many Americans of having shared an unforgettable experience.

World War II, a new addition to Facts On File's critically acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the period—from letters, speeches, and newspaper articles—that illustrate how important historical events appeared to those who lived through them. Among the eyewitness testimonies included are those of Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Charles Lindbergh, James Farmer, John Steinbeck, William H. Hastie, Anne O’Hare McCormick, George Marshall, James A. Michener, Douglas MacArthur, and Audie Murphy.

In addition to the firsthand accounts, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. Valuable appendixes include excerpts from such informative documents as the Neutrality Act of 1937; Franklin Delano Roosevelt's address to Congress, December 8, 1941; the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations; and the Nuremberg Trials Final Report as well as capsule biographies of more than 55 key figures and a look at the issue of refugees.

Specifications

eBook

Reviews and Awards

"...an outstanding resource..."
American Reference Books Annual

"...accessible, well-organized...This useful volume offers a good blend of historical fact and primary-source material."
School Library Journal

"...highly recommended reading and a welcome contribution..."
Midwest Book Review

"...well-organized...Readers will appreciate the clarity provided by the chronology of events and the pages of testimony."
SLJ Curriculum Connections

"The writing is clear and the many quotes give life to the commentary...Recommended for libraries trying to provide primary source material to students as they do research and reports."
Christian Library Journal

Please sign in to see your eBook pricing and to be able to add items to your Cart or Wish List.
Title Your Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Civil War and Reconstruction
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The 1950s
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The 1960s
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The 1970s
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The 1980s
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The 1990s
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The American Revolution, Updated Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The Early National Period
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The Gilded Age, Revised Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The Great Depression, Updated Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The Progressive Era
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The Roaring Twenties, Revised Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Women's Suffrage in America, Updated Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
World War I
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
World War II
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World Almanac® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources