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The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfe The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.Drawn from wartime newspaper and magazine reports, radio transcripts, and books, this unique two-volume anthology collects 191 pieces by eighty writers recording events from the Munich crisis to the birth of the nuclear age. "At last, the best of the great writing about the world's greatest war. A treasure". -- David Brinkley, ABC News


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The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfe The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.Drawn from wartime newspaper and magazine reports, radio transcripts, and books, this unique two-volume anthology collects 191 pieces by eighty writers recording events from the Munich crisis to the birth of the nuclear age. "At last, the best of the great writing about the world's greatest war. A treasure". -- David Brinkley, ABC News

30 review for Reporting World War II Vol. 2: American Journalism 1944-1946

  1. 4 out of 5

    Pete Iseppi

    I enjoyed this volume a bit more than the first volume. This one takes you to the end of the war, and includes D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and Hiroshima. The section that I liked the best was written by Bill Mauldin, who created the G. I. comic "Willie & Joe" for the WWII editions of the army paper "Stars and Stripes." Many of his cartoons are included. A cool piece of WWII memorabilia would be one of Mauldin's original cartoon drawings, but they don't come cheap! I enjoyed this volume a bit more than the first volume. This one takes you to the end of the war, and includes D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and Hiroshima. The section that I liked the best was written by Bill Mauldin, who created the G. I. comic "Willie & Joe" for the WWII editions of the army paper "Stars and Stripes." Many of his cartoons are included. A cool piece of WWII memorabilia would be one of Mauldin's original cartoon drawings, but they don't come cheap!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    Speechless.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ethan

    Seeing WW2 as it seemed at the time is fascinating; even after this volume and Reporting World War II: Part One I would gladly read another one. As treats, there are two complete books included, Up Front by Bill Mauldin, an account of frontline infantry life with wry-to-black cartoons, and Hiroshima by John Hersey, which without moralizing and in understated prose makes it all terrifyingly real. There are good references in the back, including some endnotes, even though there are no marks in the Seeing WW2 as it seemed at the time is fascinating; even after this volume and Reporting World War II: Part One I would gladly read another one. As treats, there are two complete books included, Up Front by Bill Mauldin, an account of frontline infantry life with wry-to-black cartoons, and Hiroshima by John Hersey, which without moralizing and in understated prose makes it all terrifyingly real. There are good references in the back, including some endnotes, even though there are no marks in the text to indicate what has been noted. Despite the references, you really need to know something about the course of WW2 or else it will be a chaos of battles, as the articles follow the war chronologically with stops in most of the hot spots around the world. My only complaint is that there was no bad journalism included and little that was not outright great. Some of the writers refer to thick-headed journalism, jingoistic, defeatist, or just stupid, but with no instances included it is hard to know what that really means. Those references could even be mere rhetorical posturing, for all you can get from the book. Surely there would have been a little room in 850 closely typeset pages to show what the worst of the Hearst press was getting up to. A few domestic editorials and editorial cartoons would have been excellent additions as well.

  4. 5 out of 5

    David

    This two-volume set is brilliant, perhaps the best way to really learn about World War II. This is truly journalism as history. As a child of the 30's but too young to remember much about the war, this really made me feel as though I were reading about it in my daily newspaper. Highly recommended.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Oliver Bateman

    Probably the best way to experience WW2. I've squeezed three long papers out of five hundred pages of these volumes, with more academic makework to come. Contains the better Ernie Pyle selections.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Wonderful writing by all the big and some not-so-big names of World War II correspondents. Really outstanding.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ben Thompson

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bill Peschel

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mark Noce

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jason

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amy

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jay

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

  14. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dave

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jeffrey Todd

  17. 5 out of 5

    cameron

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  19. 5 out of 5

    GRANT

  20. 4 out of 5

    Parker Benchley

  21. 4 out of 5

    John Bohl

  22. 4 out of 5

    Grady

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jason Furman

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mike

  25. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  27. 5 out of 5

    Vic Dillahay

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tamra

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mel

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bob

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