The Good War: An Oral History of World War II - Studs Terkel 1984 Pantheon Books 1st edition hardback

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Condition: Good: Good condition for a used book! Some wear. Gift inscription inside front cover. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb: In The Good War Terkel presents the good, the bad, and the ugly memories of World War II from a perspective of forty years of after the events. No matter how gruesome the memories are, relatively few of the interviewees said they would have been better off without the experience. It was a central and formative experience in their lives. Although 400,000 Americans perished, the United States itself was not attacked again after Pearl Harbor, the economy grew, and there was a new sense of world power that invigorated the country. Some women and African Americans experienced new freedoms in the post war society, but good life after World War II was tarnished by the threat of nuclear war.