The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 (Abridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

The companion volume to the magnificent seven-part PBS series

The 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.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
KB
Ken Burns
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
08:49
hr min
RELEASED
2007
September 11
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
444.7
MB

Customer Reviews

RetroGamer ,

WW 2 goodness

i have always loved WW2 and thought it is a cool subject, this book just made the subject much more awesome! I enjoyed this book! highly recommended

Cwas72 ,

Amazing

This book makes you feel like you are right there, unbelievable.

Burningtiger ,

No Longer Silent

It is awful to forget such an important group, who contributed so much during the war. The Chicano and Latino community deserve better. They were the largest minority group to have won the Medals of Honor, the nation's highest metal of valor. They sacrifice their lives and after so many years they are still being discriminated on. How poorly the 38 minutes that valued the Chicano and Latino contribution was conducted. Shame on Burns and PBS for airing a documentary that did not honored all veterans of WWII equally.

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