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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
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170533
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E169
LC item number
.C7495 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The American home front, 1941-1942, Alistair Cooke
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0712/2005058860-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Great Plains
  • From wheat to steel
  • Rise and fall of New England
  • Introduction to a war
  • A passport to the people
  • Through the Appalachians to the pioneers
  • Deep down South
  • Gulf Coast
  • Southwest
  • Westward the course of empire
  • Pacific Northwest
Control code
18288521
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 327 pages
Isbn
9780871139399
Lccn
2005058860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62741573
  • (OCoLC)62741573
Label
The American home front, 1941-1942, Alistair Cooke
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0712/2005058860-d.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Great Plains
  • From wheat to steel
  • Rise and fall of New England
  • Introduction to a war
  • A passport to the people
  • Through the Appalachians to the pioneers
  • Deep down South
  • Gulf Coast
  • Southwest
  • Westward the course of empire
  • Pacific Northwest
Control code
18288521
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 327 pages
Isbn
9780871139399
Lccn
2005058860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62741573
  • (OCoLC)62741573

Library Locations

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