American Home Front, The

1941-1942 by Alistair Cooke

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This fascinating book brings to light the profound changes that took place during the American Revolution. It was often hard to distinguish homefront from battle front as most of the 13 colonies experienced battle during the American Revolution. Neighbors were sometimes on different sides of the war, some still being loyal to England. The economy suffered as inflation ran out of control.   Home front fiction recommendations: The Slaves of Solitude - Patrick Hamilton (a truly great book), Put Out More Flags - Waugh (hilarious account of evacuation), The Ministry of Fear - Greene (best account of a raid), Daylight on Saturday - Priestley (murder in Author: Clothes In Books.   The Darkest Year is acclaimed author William K. Klingaman’s narrative history of the American home front from December 7, through the end of , a psychological study of the nation under the pressure of total war.. For Americans on the home front, the twelve months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor comprised the darkest year of World Author: William Klingaman.   Working throughout the war, Cooke finished The American Home Front as the atomic bomb was being dropped on Hiroshima. His publisher thought there would be little interest in books on the war, so it was stuffed in a closet. It stayed there for almost sixty years, nearly forgotten, until it was unearthed shortly before Cooke's death in

  Designed to give students a concise compass to probe the history of World War II America and to assess the war’s impact on American life, the new edition of Wartime America retains the framework of the original edition but adds new important focus on topics such as other home fronts, the lives of veterans, expanded coverage of World War II as the Good War, and Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front is an American Girl Movie based on the character Molly McIntire and her stories. This film is rated G by MPAA. Like the other movies, Molly's focuses mostly on one main book and one secondary book, with a few events pulled from the others. In this case, the plot revolves around Changes for Molly, while Emily and her character . World War II: Home Front Timeline. Hitler Becomes Chancellor. Gunnar Myrdal, a Swedish social scientist, writes An American Dilemma, a book citing the problems with American racial polices and suggesting that World War II may very well be the catalyst for change. Get this from a library! The darkest year: the American home front, [William K Klingaman] -- "The Darkest Year is acclaimed author William K. Klingaman's narrative history of the American home front from December 7, through the end of , a psychological study of the nation under the.

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Filled with touching personal stories of the effects of war, from a Japanese family facing internment that tries to sell Cooke their car, to the experiences of the unemployed relocating in hopes of jobs in a gunpowder factory, The American Home Front is the work of an experienced, talented journalist; it is intelligent, touching, and funny.4/5().

The American Home Front: Hardcover – Ap by Alistair Cooke (Author)4/5(). American Home Front, The: [Alistair Cooke, John Byrne Cooke] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, revealing our country s complexities and idiosyncrasies to a global audience.

He was one of the most widely read and widely heard 4/5(97). This is certainly not the best book ever written on the American Home Front during WWII, but it may be one of the most unusual. It is basically a travelogue by Alistair Cooke who, at this time, was a recently naturalized American citizen reporting back to /5.

: The American Home Front: (): Alistair Cooke, John Byrne Cooke: Books4/5(97). "The American Home Front" is a comparative analysis of the economic, political, and social results of America's four principal wars, this study reveals the major issues faced by each wartime administration and sketches the consequences of the mobilization policies adopted/5.

Published to stellar reviews, Cooke’s The American Home Front is a “valentine to his adopted country by someone who loved it as well as anyone and knew it better than most” (The Plain Dealer).

A portrait frozen in time, the book offers a charming look at the era as it journeys through small towns, big cities, and the American landscape as they once by: 5. German American life before WWI, including immigration to the U.S., importance of social and cultural institutions, pride in ethnic heritage, and economic success.

German Americans’ WWI experience, including accusations of disloyalty, banning of German books and language, “liberty cabbage,” persecution and physical attacks, and placement.

Home Front is the newest book by author Kristin Hannah, and I was thrilled to receive an ARC of this book through GoodReads First Reads.

When I first read the synopsis of this book, I will admit it didn't seem like something that would appeal to me. After reading and loving Night Road I gained confidence in Hannah's writing, though/5. At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war on an ordinary American family, HOME FRONT is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor and ultimately, hope.

Published to stellar reviews inthough "somewhat past deadline," Cooke's The American Home Front is a "valentine to his adopted country by someone who loved it as well as anyone and knew it better than most" (The Plain Dealer [Cleveland]).

It is a unique artifact and a historical gem, "an unexpected and welcome discover in a time capsule.". (Washington Post) A portrait frozen in time, the book offers a charming look at the war through small towns, big cities, and the American landscape as they once were.

The American Home Front is also a brilliant piece of reportage, a historical gem that “affirms Cooke’s enduring place as a great twentieth-century reporter” (American Heritage).Brand: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. “The American Home Front has the look of an unexpected and welcome discovery in a time capsule.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post “This book sat forgotten in a closet in Cooke’s Manhattan apartment until, shortly before his death, it was discovered by his secretary.

The Home Front is the name given to the effect of the war on people’s everyday lives. Home Front WW2: Evacuation When the war began in September the government knew that large cities would be the target for German bombs and that casualties would be high.

An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war on a single American family, Home Front is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honor, loss, forgiveness, and the elusive nature of love.

"The American Home Front" will come as a revelation to American audiences who knew Mr. Cooke only as the urbane host of "Masterpiece Theater" or of the BBC series "America" or, for that matter, of. SUSAN M. HARTMANN.

is professor of history at Ohio State University. She has written Truman and the 80th Congress (); The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the s (); From Margin to Mainstream: Women and Politics since (); and The Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishments ().

Books shelved as wwii-home-front: Jambusters: The Women's Institute at War by Julie Summers, The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear, The War. The outbreak of World War II in Europe in led to cautious attempts to raise volunteer organisations among American men and women, to back the armed forces in the event of the USA becoming directly involved in the conflict.

The attack on Pearl Harbor caused a huge surge of patriotic response, and voluntary enlistment in a wide range of armed forces auxiliary and Price: $   After the December 7, Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, the U.S. was thrust into World War II (), dramatically altering the social and economic lives of.

Published to stellar reviews inthough somewhat past deadline, Cooke s "The American Home Front" is a valentine to his adopted country by someone who loved it as well as anyone and knew it better than most ("The Plain Dealer" Cleveland]). It is a unique artifact and a historical gem, an unexpected and welcome discover in a time capsule.

The American Home Front is a fascinating artifact, a charming travelogue, and a sharp portrait that shows America changing from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. It is also a unique record of American life.

The American Home Front: by Alistair Cooke starting at $ The American Home Front: has 12 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace5/5(1). The American Home Front is a fascinating artifact, a charming travelogue, and a sharp portrait that shows America changing from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war.

It is also a unique record of American life. - Publisher. The American Home Front is also a brilliant piece of reportage, a historical gem that “affirms Cooke’s enduring place as a great twentieth-century reporter” (American Heritage).

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Goodreads members who liked The American Home Front: Revealing portrait of America in the early years of WWII. Those who remember English-born Cooke as the avuncular and courtly host of Masterpiece Theatre may be surprised to learn that he was ever young—and that, as a young journalist, he had few illusions about his adoptive ing for the BBC’s Home and Empire Services, Cooke took off from New York long.

The Darkest Year is acclaimed author William K. Klingaman’s narrative history of the American home front from December 7, through the end ofa psychological study of the nation under the pressure of total war.

For Americans on the home front, the twelve months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor comprised the darkest year of World War Two. In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which accident brought them to this place.

Chaon mines the psychological. The American Home Front: by Alistair Cooke starting at $ The American Home Front: has 11 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace5/5(1).

The American Home Front is a fascinating artifact, a charming travelogue, and a sharp portrait that shows America changing from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war.

It is also a unique record of American life.Get this from a library! The American Home Front: Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II.

[James L Abrahamson; National Defense University.] -- "The American Home Front is a comparative analysis of the economic, political, and social results of America's four principal wars, this study reveals the major issues faced by each wartime.