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The Resource The American home front, 1941-1942, Alistair Cooke

The American home front, 1941-1942, Alistair Cooke

Label
The American home front, 1941-1942
Title
The American home front, 1941-1942
Statement of responsibility
Alistair Cooke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Cooke, a newly naturalized citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing a monumental change. He wanted to "see what the war had done to people, to the towns I might go through, to some jobs and crops, to stretches of landscape I loved and had seen at peace; and to let significance fall where it might." Working throughout the war, Cooke finished the manuscript as the atomic bomb was being dropped on Hiroshima. His publisher at the time thought there would be little interest in books on the war, and so it was stuffed in a closet for almost sixty years, until shortly before Cooke's death. Meanwhile, he had become one of the most widely read chroniclers of America, and his record of a lost country are captivating.--From publisher description
Summary
The famed BBC correspondent furnishes an incisive, firsthand portrait of America on the homefront during the early days of World War II, describing the dramatic changes that were occurring throughout the nation during the period as it was transformed from a civilian society to a wartime one, as seen through the eyes of ordinary citizens
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
170533
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1908-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooke, Alistair
Dewey number
940.53/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E169
LC item number
.C7495 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooke, Alistair
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The American home front, 1941-1942, Alistair Cooke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Map on lining papers
Contents
  • The Great Plains
  • From wheat to steel
  • The rise and fall of New England
  • Introduction to a war
  • A passport to the people
  • Through the Appalachians to the pioneers
  • Deep down South
  • The Gulf Coast
  • The Southwest
  • Westward the course of empire
  • The Pacific Northwest
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 327 p.
Isbn
9780871139399
Lccn
2005058860
Other control number
9780871139399
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
ocm62741573
Label
The American home front, 1941-1942, Alistair Cooke
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Map on lining papers
Contents
  • The Great Plains
  • From wheat to steel
  • The rise and fall of New England
  • Introduction to a war
  • A passport to the people
  • Through the Appalachians to the pioneers
  • Deep down South
  • The Gulf Coast
  • The Southwest
  • Westward the course of empire
  • The Pacific Northwest
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 327 p.
Isbn
9780871139399
Lccn
2005058860
Other control number
9780871139399
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
ocm62741573

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