1941

1941

These stories show both what Americans were doing and how they saw themselves and the world in that last year of peace.

Author: William M. Christie

Publisher: Carrel Books

ISBN: 1631440551

Category: History

Page: 320

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As America approaches the seventy-fifth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, author William M. Christie provides a detailed history of the United States on the eve of World War II. 1941: The America That Went to War presents not only the military events of 1941 and specific areas of interest like sports, home life, and transportation, but also an overall portrait of the country. The America of 1941 was very different from the country we know today. Most people were just getting back on their feet after the struggles of the Depression, their interests personal and inward. Access to the political process was uneven, yet there was no general assumption that all citizens should have an equal voice in government. Magazines and radio provided all the cultural experiences people expected to be able to enjoy. Ethnic stereotypes were widely accepted, and concerns with social justice were only beginning to expand. After the Depression, most workers found jobs related to the growth of the American defense industry, but the nation was fearful of the foreign wars that made increased armaments necessary. Yet everything was about to change with the forced entry onto the world stage. Christie describes all this and more, demonstrating that one cannot understand the United States during and after World War II without understanding the country that entered the war. Organized in a series of vignettes representing focal events of each month, 1941 brings readers into the mind-set of 1941 America. These stories show both what Americans were doing and how they saw themselves and the world in that last year of peace. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Categories: History

America in World War II

America in World War II

Discusses the prominent events and personalities of 1941 both on the home front and in the military campaigns in Europe and North Africa and in the Pacific.

Author: Edward F. Dolan

Publisher:

ISBN: 187884105X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Discusses the prominent events and personalities of 1941 both on the home front and in the military campaigns in Europe and North Africa and in the Pacific.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Borrowed Years 1938 1941

The Borrowed Years  1938 1941

This study captures America on the brink of World War II, chronicling the events of the era, the home front, the personalities of the day, and the feelings of ordinary Americans

Author: Richard M. Ketchum

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UCAL:B4446703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 896

View: 337

This study captures America on the brink of World War II, chronicling the events of the era, the home front, the personalities of the day, and the feelings of ordinary Americans
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Those Angry Days

Those Angry Days

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND KIRKUS REVIEWS From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention ...

Author: Lynne Olson

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780812982145

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 474

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND KIRKUS REVIEWS From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined the fate of the free world. At the center of this controversy stood the two most famous men in America: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who championed the interventionist cause, and aviator Charles Lindbergh, who as unofficial leader and spokesman for America’s isolationists emerged as the president’s most formidable adversary. Their contest of wills personified the divisions within the country at large, and Lynne Olson makes masterly use of their dramatic personal stories to create a poignant and riveting narrative. While FDR, buffeted by political pressures on all sides, struggled to marshal public support for aid to Winston Churchill’s Britain, Lindbergh saw his heroic reputation besmirched—and his marriage thrown into turmoil—by allegations that he was a Nazi sympathizer. Spanning the years 1939 to 1941, Those Angry Days vividly re-creates the rancorous internal squabbles that gripped the United States in the period leading up to Pearl Harbor. After Germany vanquished most of Europe, America found itself torn between its traditional isolationism and the urgent need to come to the aid of Britain, the only country still battling Hitler. The conflict over intervention was, as FDR noted, “a dirty fight,” rife with chicanery and intrigue, and Those Angry Days recounts every bruising detail. In Washington, a group of high-ranking military officers, including the Air Force chief of staff, worked to sabotage FDR’s pro-British policies. Roosevelt, meanwhile, authorized FBI wiretaps of Lindbergh and other opponents of intervention. At the same time, a covert British operation, approved by the president, spied on antiwar groups, dug up dirt on congressional isolationists, and planted propaganda in U.S. newspapers. The stakes could not have been higher. The combatants were larger than life. With the immediacy of a great novel, Those Angry Days brilliantly recalls a time fraught with danger when the future of democracy and America’s role in the world hung in the balance. Praise for Those Angry Days “Powerfully [re-creates] this tenebrous era . . . Olson captures in spellbinding detail the key figures in the battle between the Roosevelt administration and the isolationist movement.”—The New York Times Book Review “Popular history at its most riveting . . . In Those Angry Days, journalist-turned-historian Lynne Olson captures [the] period in a fast-moving, highly readable narrative punctuated by high drama.”—Associated Press
Categories: History

The Greatest War

The Greatest War

Told mainly from the viewpoint of the sailors, soldiers, airman, and marines who fought it, this tribute to the Good War covers a wide range of experiences, from a navy yard near Battleship Row, to the battlefields of Europe, to the tail ...

Author: Gerald Astor

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: UOM:39015047546885

Category: History

Page: 1033

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Told mainly from the viewpoint of the sailors, soldiers, airman, and marines who fought it, this tribute to the Good War covers a wide range of experiences, from a navy yard near Battleship Row, to the battlefields of Europe, to the tail gun of the Enola Gay.
Categories: History

The Home Front

The Home Front

Documents the lives of the people left at home during the years of World War II in songs, letters, news stories, and personal interviews

Author: Archie Satterfield

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015054088383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 242

Documents the lives of the people left at home during the years of World War II in songs, letters, news stories, and personal interviews
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The GI Offensive in Europe

The GI Offensive in Europe

Mansoor (lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and military historian) analyzes the impact of personnel and logistical systems on the Army's strength, and he argues that the American army won because unit for unit at the division level, it ...

Author: Peter R. Mansoor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0700612262

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 744

This book provides a comprehensive study of America's infantry combat performance in Europe during World War II, showing that the Army succeeded by developing combat effective divisions that could not only fight and win battles but also sustain that effort over years of combat. While American industry admittedly enabled the United States to sustain its overseas armies, the effectiveness of those forces ultimately rested on their organizational capabilities and ability to adapt to combat in a variety of lethal environments and to learn from their mistakes. Mansoor also takes a close look at the personalities and capabilities of division commanders, infantry tactics and operations, logistics, and the benefits and weaknesses of stateside training.
Categories: History

World War II in 1941 the History of the War s Most Pivotal Year

World War II in 1941  the History of the War s Most Pivotal Year

World War II in 1941: The History of the War's Most Pivotal Year chronicles the year that the fate of the free world hung in the balance.

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher:

ISBN: 1984226967

Category:

Page: 206

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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of fighting *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading At the beginning of 1941, it was unclear whether the Allies would be able to remain in the war for much longer. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had already immortalized the men of the Royal Air Force with one of the West's most famous war-time quotes, but the potential of a German invasion of Britain still loomed. With the comfort of hindsight, historians now suggest that the picture was actually more complex than that, but the Battle of Britain, fought throughout the summer and early autumn of 1940, was unquestionably epic in scope. The largest air campaign in history at the time, the vaunted Nazi Luftwaffe sought to smash the Royal Air Force, but thankfully, the RAF stood toe to toe with the Luftwaffe and ensured Hitler's planned invasion was permanently put on hold. The Allied victory in the Battle of Britain inflicted a psychological and physical defeat on the Luftwaffe and Nazi regime at large, and as the last standing bastion of democracy in Europe, Britain would provide the toehold for the June 1944 invasion of Europe that liberated the continent. For those reasons alone, the Battle of Britain was one of the decisive turning points of history's deadliest conflict. In the warm predawn darkness of June 22, 1941, 3 million men waited along a front hundreds of miles long, stretching from the Baltic coast of Poland to the Balkans. Ahead of them in the darkness lay the Soviet Union, its border guarded by millions of Red Army troops echeloned deep throughout the huge spaces of Russia. This massive gathering of Wehrmacht soldiers from Adolf Hitler's Third Reich and his allied states - notably Hungary and Romania - stood poised to carry out Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's surprise attack against the country of his putative ally, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Stalin knew that if he could delay an invasion through the summer of 1941, he would be safe for another year, but Hitler began to plan to invade Russia by May of 1941. Since military secrets are typically the hardest to keep, Stalin soon began to hear rumors of the invasion, but even when Winston Churchill contacted him in April of 1941 warning him that German troops seemed to be massing on Russia's border, Stalin remained dubious. Stalin felt even more secure in his position when the Germans failed to invade the following May. What Stalin did not realize was that Hitler had simply overstretched himself in Yugoslavia and only planned to delay the invasion by a few weeks. As the beginning the start of the fighting on the Eastern Front, the deadliest part of history's deadliest war, Operation Barbarossa would turn out to be arguably the most fateful choice of World War II., but if it wasn't, that distinction may very well go to another decision made in the second half of 1941. All Americans are familiar with the "day that will live in infamy." At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, the advanced base of the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet, was ablaze. It had been smashed by aircraft launched by the carriers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. All eight battleships had been sunk or badly damaged, 350 aircraft had been knocked out, and over 2,000 Americans lay dead. Indelible images of the USS Arizona exploding and the USS Oklahoma capsizing and floating upside down have been ingrained in the American conscience ever since. In less than an hour and a half the Japanese had almost wiped out America's entire naval presence in the Pacific. World War II in 1941: The History of the War's Most Pivotal Year chronicles the year that the fate of the free world hung in the balance. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about World War II in 1941 like never before.
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20th Century America The progressive era

20th Century America  The progressive era

World War (2 vols., 1918-1920); Frederick Palmer, Newton D. Baker: America at War (2 vols., 1931); and Benedict Crowell and R. F. Wilson, eds., How America Went to War (6 vols., 1921). On industry during the war, see Grosvenor B.

Author: David A. Shannon

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067404038

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Britain and the Cold War 1941 1947

Britain and the Cold War  1941 1947

Rothwell, der har undervist i nyere historie ved University of Edinburgh siden 1970, skriver på grundlag af Foreign Office's arkiver i Public Record Office om Storbritanniens udenrigspolitik 1941-47, specielt forholdet til Sovjet og USA

Author: Victor Rothwell

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: UOM:39015005194132

Category: Cold War

Page: 551

View: 477

Rothwell, der har undervist i nyere historie ved University of Edinburgh siden 1970, skriver på grundlag af Foreign Office's arkiver i Public Record Office om Storbritanniens udenrigspolitik 1941-47, specielt forholdet til Sovjet og USA
Categories: Cold War