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Americans Remember the Homefront

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Americans Remember the Homefront by Roy Hoopes
May 07, 2002 | 384 Pages
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    May 07, 2002 | 384 Pages

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“Compelling.” —New York Times

“Impressive and moving.” —Los Angeles Times

“[An] endlessly surprising personal history.” —United Press International

“Hoopes interviewed nearly 200 Americans for this oral history of the home front. Many of them speak wonderingly of an almost innocent exhilaration triggered by World War II [that] showed Americans something larger than themselves. This collection of memories ranges over wartime Washington, the transformation of industries, the families stumbling around in blacked-out houses…hundreds of nostalgic oddments…Such a collage has an effect of Whitmanesque tenderness.” —Time Magazine

Table Of Contents

1. “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy…”
2. Washington at War
3. Industry at War
4. Keeping the Country Informed
5. The War Effort – Almost Everyone Was Involved
6. “Don’t You Know There’s a War On”?
7. Wives and Children
8. The Home Front
9. The Ultimate Cost of Victory
10. 1945 – The End
11. Aftermath


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