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The Resource The world within war : America's combat experience in World War II, Gerald F. Linderman

The world within war : America's combat experience in World War II, Gerald F. Linderman

Label
The world within war : America's combat experience in World War II
Title
The world within war
Title remainder
America's combat experience in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Gerald F. Linderman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Historian Gerald Linderman has created a seamless and highly original social history, authoritatively recovering and capturing the full experience of combat in World War II. Based on a vast array of letters, diaries, books, and a survey of veterans by the Army War College, The World Within War cuts through the many layers of protective shielding in soldiers' memoirs to find the shards of direct experiences that lie beneath. The Allied-Axis conflict was far more complex than even the Great War, and much has been made by previous historians of the differences between the European theater and the grimly barbaric Pacific. Yet Linderman demonstrates that there were more similarities than differences, that for American soldiers around the globe the war was disintegrative
  • Examining how Americans prepared for battle, how they treated each other, how they conceived of the enemy, how they thought of home, and how they reacted to battle itself, Linderman argues that ultimately, in both theaters, combat had its own grim logic, independent of causes and countries, flags and commanders
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linderman, Gerald F
Dewey number
940.54/1273
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.2
LC item number
.L56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The world within war : America's combat experience in World War II, Gerald F. Linderman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Battle : expectation, encounter, reaction -- Battle : coping with combat -- Fighting the Germans : the war of rules -- Fighting the Japanese : war unrestrained -- Discipline : not the American way -- The appeals of battle : spectacle, danger, destruction -- The appeals of battle : comradeship -- War front and home front
Control code
37475170
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780684827971
Lccn
97036361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The world within war : America's combat experience in World War II, Gerald F. Linderman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Battle : expectation, encounter, reaction -- Battle : coping with combat -- Fighting the Germans : the war of rules -- Fighting the Japanese : war unrestrained -- Discipline : not the American way -- The appeals of battle : spectacle, danger, destruction -- The appeals of battle : comradeship -- War front and home front
Control code
37475170
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780684827971
Lccn
97036361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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