World War II

by Schomp, Virginia.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 940.54 Sch
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 940.54 SCHOM
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 940.54 S46
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South Park Library Juvenile j940.54 SCH
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Springdale Free Public Library Childrens Nonfiction C 940.54 SCHO
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Call Number  C 940.54 SCHO
Wars obviously have an enormous impact on those who fight them. What about war's effect on the people back home? How does war change and define their lives, and how does this affected populace, in turn, shape American society? Through the copious use of primary sources, Letters from the Homefront offers first-hand, sometimes poignant insight into the impact of war on America's civilian population. Letters and diaries as well as an array of other documents from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combine with key background information to take the reader through the course of each war, from inception to aftermath. What emerges is a fascinating snapshot of life on the American homefront.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Reviewed with Virginia Schomp's The Civil War0 . Gr. 6-8. This companion series to the Letters from the Homefront series makes use of letters to give a first-hand sense of the history. Schomp presents the story of each military conflict in a succinct, readable way, highlighting aspects of importance to American social history, such as race relations during and after each war. More than a dozen letters appear in each book, along with a paragraph of background on the letter writer and historical context. Most of the period photographs are black-and-white, and their reproduction is quite good. Color is used for tinted photos as well as for paintings and maps. Sidebars provide information on topics such as the rebel yell and boys in uniform (in Civil War)0 and military censors and the Tuskegee Airmen (in World War II0 ). Each book ends with a time line, a bibliography, notes for quotations, and acknowledgments of sources for the reprinted letters. An attractive, informative series. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Letters from the homefront.
Subjects Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Press coverage -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Government and the press -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Publisher New York :Benchmark Books,2002
Other Titles World War 2
World War Two
Language English
Description 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-91) and index.
ISBN 0761410988 (lib. bdg.)
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