The New York Times the Complete World War II: 1939-1945 All the Coverage from the Battlefields and the Home Front

The New York Times the Complete World War II: 1939-1945 All the Coverage from the Battlefields and the Home Front

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Introduction by Tom Brokaw, Edited by Richard Overy

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  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
  • Format: Mixed media product | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 239mm x 307mm x 51mm | 2,654g
  • Publication date: 5 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1579129447
  • ISBN 13: 9781579129446
  • Illustrations note: 200 b&w photos, line drawings, and maps throughout; 3 8-page, 4-colour photo sections
  • Sales rank: 626,525

Product description

Hundreds of the most riveting articles from the archives of The Times--including first-hand accounts of major events and little-known anecdotes--have been selected for inclusion in The New York Times Complete World War II. The book covers the biggest battles of the war from the Battle of the Bulge to the Battle of Iwo Jima, as well as moving stories from the home front and profiles of noted leaders and heroes such as Winston Churchill and George Patton. Editor Richard Overy guides readers through the articles putting the events originally reported on into historical context. The DVD givers readers access to more day-by-day coverage of World War II in The New York Times--from the invasion of Poland to the VJ day. Beautifully designed and illustrated with hundreds of maps and historical photographs.

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Author information

The New York Times is regarded as the world's preeminent newspaper. Its news coverage is known for its exceptional depth and breadth, with reporting bureaus throughout the United States and in 26 foreign countries and is the winner of 106 Pulitzer Prizes. Richard Overy is a British historian who has published extensively on the history of World War II and the Third Reich. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1977), of the British Academy (2000) and of King's College (2003). In 2001 he was awarded the Samuel Elliot Morison Prize of the Society for Military History. In September 2004 he took up appointment as Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He has written over thirty books on World War II, including Why the Allies Won and 1939: Countdown to War. His work on World War II has been praised as "highly effective (in) the ruthless dispelling of myths" (A. J. P. Taylor), "original and important" (New York Review of Books) and "at the cutting edge" (Times Literary Supplement.)Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw is an American television journalist and author. He is the author of The Greatest Generation, A Long Way From Home, The Time of Our Lives and other books, and the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

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*STARRED REVIEW*This well-priced large volume and accompanying DVD-ROM (not seen) presents almost 100,000 pieces from the morgue of the Times, with accompanying photos or maps, representing its war coverage for the duration, including pieces about the home front as well as the battles around the globe. After a generic foreword by Tom Brokaw, there's a very useful introduction, "History in the Raw," that explains the value of this primary source material on an epic we have sought to define and describe in retrospect over and over. Overy (history, Univ. of Exeter; "Why the Allies Won") discusses the contours of communication about this war, from the simplifications pronounced by the fighting powers and propagandists, to the challenges of on-deadline reportage day after day. He reminds us of the many separate conflicts embraced by the name World War II. The pieces here in fact start with coverage of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles and include several marking Germany s post-World War I evolution and Hitler s rise. VERDICT This is a book to lose yourself in, to witness the war transmuted into print for the masses of readers living through it and anxious to follow it s twists and turns. No less fascinating as a study of newspaper writing. Essential. --MH"