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  • Draftee Divisionby John Sloan Brown

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The involuntary soldiers of an unmilitary people such were the forces that American military planners had to pit against hardened Axis veterans, yet prewar unpreparedness dictated that whole divisions of such men would go to war under the supervision of tiny professional cadres. Much to his surprise and delight, Army Chief of Staff General George... more...

  • Archives of Memoryby Alice M. Hoffman; Howard S. Hoffman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    "Tell me about the war" -- these words launched a ten-year project in oral history by a husband-and-wife team. Howard Hoffman fought in World War II from Cassino to the Elbe as a mortar crewman and a forward observer. His war experiences are of intrinsic interest to readers who seek a foot soldier's view of those historic events. But the principal... more...

  • The Star-Spangled Screenby Bernard F. Dick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The American World War II film depicted a united America, a mythic America in which the average guy, the girl next door, the 4-F patriot, and the grieving mother were suddenly transformed into heroes and heroines, warriors and goddesses. The Star-Spangled Screen examines the historical accuracy -- or lack thereof -- of films about the Third Reich,... more...

  • The Terezin Diary of Gonda Redlichby Saul S. Friedman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In 1941, the fortress city of Terezin, outside Prague, was ostensibly converted into model ghetto, where Jews could temporarily reside before being sent to a more permanent settlement. In reality it was a way station to Auschwitz. When young Gonda Redlich was deported to Terezin in December of 1941, the elders selected him to be in charge of the youth... more...

  • Yanks Over Europeby Jerome Klinkowitz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Contrasts between fighter combat and the bombers' war support Klinkowitz's belief that notions of the air war were determined by one's position in it. He extends his thesis by showing the vastly different style of air war described by veterans of the North African and Mediterranean campaigns and concludes by studying the effects of such combat on... more...

  • Historians on the Homefrontby George T. Blakey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    When Woodrow Wilson called on the American people to mobilize for war in April 1917, it was hardly surprising that historians should respond to their one-time colleague. Mobilization produced three organizations staffed by many of America's leading historians. All three organizations, the author shows, viewed as their task the mobilizing of America's... more...

  • GI Jiveby Frank F. Mathias

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    "Frank Mathias was a teenager in a small town when the draft swept him into the army and then halfway around the world to the jungles of the South Pacific. He served in the huge invasion force in the Battle of Manila, the deadliest single battle of the Pacific War. As an army musician attached to the 37th Infantry Division, Mathias saw the war from... more...

  • The Great Powers and Global Struggle, 1490-1990by Karen A. Rasler; William R. Thompson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In The Great Powers and Global Struggle , Karen A. Rasler and William R. Thompson focus on two themes: the rise and fall as well as the relative decline of major world powers over the past five hundred years, and the way in which these processes have set the stage for the outbreak of global war. Their interdisciplinary approach encompasses political... more...

  • Consumed by Warby Richard C. Hall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Europe endured such incessant political discord throughout the twentieth century that some historians refer to the period's conflicts as the Long War. During the Balkan wars of 1912--1913, regional fighting in southeastern Europe ignited conflict across the continent that continued through both world wars and the Cold War. In Consumed by War: European... more...

  • Shooting the Pacific Warby Thayer Soule

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Thayer Soule couldn't believe his orders. As a junior officer with no military training or indoctrination and less than ten weeks of active duty behind him, he had been assigned to be photographic officer for the First Marine Division. The Corps had never had a photographic division before, much less a field photographic unit. But Soule accepted the... more...