Author: D. Clayton James, Anne Sharp Wells
From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day: The American Armed Forces in World War II
Ivan R. Dee, Inc.
Size: 23.7 MB
From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day represents a marked departure from the "big book" tradition in World War II literature. Billed as the first one-volume history of the American war, this 200-page study offers a compact but comprehensive and generally balanced account of America's experience in what the authors term "the worst and most horrible" of human conflicts. Incorporating elements of the "new military history" with more traditional approaches, D. Clayton James and Anne Sharp Wells recount virtually all of the major campaigns involving American forces and consider as well such diverse issues as economic mobilization, military medicine, the war's social consequences for women and children, and the global political ramifications of Allied victory.