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    DescriptionThe vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of 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. All the iconic events are here, from Pearl Harbor to the liberation of the concentration camps--but we also move among prisoners of war and Japanese American internees, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together while their men were shipped off to Europe, the Pacific, and North Africa. Enriched by maps and hundreds of photographs, including many never published before, this is an intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world.


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    Title
    The War
    Subtitle
    An Intimate History, 1941-1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey C Ward, By (author) Ken Burns
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 267 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,633 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375711183
    ISBN 10: 037571118X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Approval Code: A06402700
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    DC21: 940.5373
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14204062
    BISAC V2.8: PHO004000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 940.53/73
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.5373
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, HIS027110
    LC classification: D769 .W345 2007
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    394 ILLUSTRATIONS, 21 MAPS
    Publisher
    Alfred A. Knopf
    Imprint name
    Alfred A. Knopf
    Publication date
    03 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Geoffrey C. Ward wrote the script for the film series The War and is the winner of five Emmys and two Writers Guild of America awards for his work for public television. He is also a historian and biographer and the author of fourteen books, including most recently Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1989 and the Francis Parkman Prize in 1990. He lives in New York City. Ken Burns, producer and director of the film series The War, founded his own documentary company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His films include Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War, which was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and received two Academy Award nominations. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.
    Review quote
    "Ken Burns has done it again. He has given us an intimate, memorable, and provocative portrait of America in World War II--the valor and victory, sacrifice and shame of ordinary Americans, north, south, east, and west. This is a treasure." --Tom Brokaw "Heartrending . . . Unique not only among previous volumes that have accompanied Burns's documentaries but among just about any book on World War II . . . It should be read by everyone in the family, from the high-schoolers to the Baby Boomers." --Newark "Star-Ledger "