The Faraway War

The Faraway War : Personal Diaries of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific

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Following the illuminating first-hand revelations about the war in Europe and the Middle East compiled in "Witness to War", Richard Aldrich now taps into another huge variety of diarists to explore the Second World War in the Pacific. From the dramatic bombing of Pearl Harbor to the devastating moment when the atomic bomb was dropped upon Hiroshima, the war is brought to life through the diaries of people on all sides, with events recorded as they happened and drawn into a chronological account of the war by Aldrich's expert month-by-month commentary. "The Faraway War" offers a stunning and diverse range of diaries, focusing both on ordinary people, some of whose diaries are published here for the first time, and on more celebrated figures such as Evelyn Waugh, Charles Lindbergh, Harry Truman and Joyce Grenfell. With this second volume Richard Aldrich now completes the picture that he began with Witness to War, by creating an intimate and illuminating portrait of a whole world ravaged by war.show more

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  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 45mm | 970g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0552162752
  • 9780552162753

About Richard Aldrich

Richard J. Aldrich teaches international relations at the University of Nottingham and is the author of several books including The Hidden Hand: Britain, American and Cold War Secret Intelligence which won the Donner Book Prize 2002 and was shortlisted for the Westminster Medal. Most recently he has written two anthologies of World War II diaries, Witness to War: Diaries of the Second World War in Europe and the Far East, and The Faraway War: Personal Diaries of The Second World War in Asia and the Pacific.show more

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