1942 [electronic resource] : The Year That Tried Men's Souls. Winston Groom.
- ISBN: 9781555847784 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2007.
|Summary, etc.:|| From the author of Forrest Gump and A Storm in Flanders comes a riveting chronicle of America's most critical hour. On December 6, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. Novelist and popular historian Winston Groom vividly re-creates the story of America's first year in World War II. To the generation of Americans who lived through it, the Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, and the defining events of that war were played out in the year 1942.This account covers the Allies' relentless defeats as the Axis overran most of Europe, North Africa, and the Far East. But midyear the tide began to turn. America finally went on the offensive in the Pacific, and in the west the British defeated Rommel's panzer divisions at El Alamein while the U.S. Army began to push the Germans out of North Africa. By the year's end, the smell of victory was in the air....
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Grove Press, Black Cat, 2007. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5819 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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