The Longest Year

America at War and at Home in 1944
Product Number: EB00730348
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510711341
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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This "highly recommended" account of 1944-arguably the most important year in modern history-reads like a suspenseful drama (The History Channel). Historian Victor Brooks argues that 1944 was "the longest year" for Americans of that era, both in terms of US casualties and in deciding the outcome of World War II. But rather than focusing on military battles and strategy alone, Brooks chronicles the year as a microcosm of disparate military, political, and civilian events that came together to define a specific moment in time. As US forces launched an offensive against the Japanese in the Mariana Islands and Palau, folks at home enjoyed morale-boosting movies and songs. And as American troops invaded the island of Leyte-launching the largest naval battle during the war-President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Thomas E. Dewey were in the home stretch leading up to the election of 1944. "The Longest Year will interest both WWII buffs, with its descriptive blow-by-blow approach, and newcomers to the topic, with its clear-cut context." -Booklist "In this powerful and fast-paced book, Brooks makes a convincing case that 1944 is one of the most important years in American history . . . A great read." -Steven M. Gillon, scholar-in-residence, The History Channel "Brooks unravels the story with accessible detail for lay readers. . . . A seasoned historian delivers a fluently readable history." -Kirkus Reviews

Author(s): Victor Brooks
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Nov 29, 2016

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Author(s): Victor Brooks
Genre: History
Product Number EB00752126
Released: Jan 24, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Carrel Books
ISBN: #9781631440328

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