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Library of America
Reporting World War II

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Reporting World War II: American Journalism: 1938-1944: Volume One
Reporting World War II: American Journalism: 1938-1944: Volume One book jacket Edited by: Various
Library of America
ISBN: 1-883011-04-3
Series Number: 77
Product Code: 200776; 912 pages
Price: $35.00
Drawn from wartime newspaper and magazine reports, radio transcripts and books, this unique two-volume anthology collects 191 pieces by 80 writers. In this volume, William L. Shirer and Howard K. Smith observe Nazi Germany from the inside; A.J. Liebling chronicles the North African campaign; Edward R. Murrow and Ernie Pyle cover London during the Blitz; Margaret Bourke-White reports from Russian and Italy. On the home front, E.B. White visits a bond rally in Maine, and James Agee dissects Hollywood war movies. Also included are African-American journalists on racism in the military, and a firsthand account of the internment of Japanese-Americans. Contains a chronology of the war, maps, biographical profiles, explanatory notes and glossary, and an index. An insert features 32 pages of photographs of the correspondents. A companion volume covers 1944-1946. "The...reporters are fearless, unpretentious, professional, vivid, and smart."David Remnick, The New Yorker

 

Reporting World War II: American Journalism: 1944-1946: Volume Two
Reporting World War II:  American Journalism: 1944-1946: Volume Two book jacket Edited by: Various
Library of America
ISBN: 1-883011-05-1
Series Number: 78
Product Code: 200784; 970 pages
Price: $35.00
This unprecedented anthology evokes an extraordinary period in American history-and in American journalism. Drawn from wartime newspaper and magazine reports, radio transcripts, and books, Reporting World War II captures the war's unfolding drama through the work of over eighty writers, the best of a remarkable generation of reporters. In this volume, Ernie Pyle bears witness to war in the foxholes; A.J. Liebling covers D-Day; Robert Sherrod and Tom Lea record the horrors of Pacific Island warfare; Edward R. Murrow and Martha Gellhorn describe the liberation of Buchenwald and Dachau. Two great books are included in full: Bill Mauldin's Up Front with all 162 cartoons, and John Hersey's Hiroshima. Contains a chronology of the war, maps, profiles of the journalists, glossary, notes, and an insert featuring 32 pages of photographs of the correspondents. A companion volume covers 1938-1944.

"Never before had the responsibilities of American journalism been so clear: to report accurately and fairly the unparalleled heroism and unspeakable evil they witnessed. Their legacy is one not only of great writing, but of great citizenship, for it contributes to our understanding of who we are as a nation, and how we fare when we are sorely tested."Dan Rather


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