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Reporting World War II : American Journalism, 1938-1946,9781931082051

Reporting World War II : American Journalism, 1938-1946

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Pub. Date:
5/1/2001
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Penguin Group USA
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Summary

Includes the work of nearly ninety writers, including Ernie Pyle, Martha Gellhorn, A.J. Liebling, and Edward R. Murrow, capturing the urgency of events as they happened.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Stephen E. Ambrose
Introduction xix
Samuel Hynes
``It's All Over''
William L. Shirer
The Munich Conference: September 1938
1(3)
Aufenthalt in Rosenheim
Vincent Sheean
Anti-Semitism and the Germans: 1938
4(5)
Last Warsaw Fort Yields to Germans
Otto D. Tolischus
The Fall of Poland: September 28, 1939
9(5)
Paris Postscript
A. J. Liebling
Paris Before the Fall: May 1940
14(11)
The Beginning of the End
Virginia Cowles
Flight from Paris: June 1940
25(10)
``Revengeful, Triumphant Hate''
William L. Shirer
French Humiliation at Compiegne: June 21, 1940
35(5)
Can They Take It?
Edward R. Murrow
The London Blitz: September 1940
40(5)
``This Dreadful Masterpiece''
Ernie Pyle
London on Fire: The Raid of December 29, 1940
45(3)
Under Fire
Robert St. John
German Invasion of Greece: April 1941
48(15)
The Way of Subjects
Otto D. Tolischus
Formulating Japanese Imperial Ideology: August 1941
63(6)
Valhalla in Transition
Howard K. Smith
Berlin After the Invasion of Russia: Autumn 1941
69(25)
``The Worst News That I Have Encountered in the Last 20 Years''
Robert Hagy
America First Rally in Pittsburgh: December 7, 1941
94(5)
New York Herald Tribune: President's War Message
America Declares War: December 8, 1941
99(2)
War Hits Manila
Melville Jacoby
Japan Attacks the Philippines: December 8-28, 1941
101(8)
``Prepare to Abandon Ship''
Cecil Brown
The Sinking of the Repulse and the Prince of Wales: December 10, 1941
109(6)
``Tanks and Cannons Standing Starkly in the Snow''
Larry Lesueur
Devastation on the Moscow Front: December 1941
115(14)
Bataan Nurses
Annalee Jacoby
Nurses Under Fire in the Philippines: April 1942
129(4)
Flight Through the Jungle
Jack Belden
Stilwell's Retreat Through Burma: May 1942
133(13)
``Damn the Torpedoes!''
Helen Lawrenson
The Merchant Marine and the Battle of the Atlantic: 1942
146(7)
The Battle of Midway
Foster Hailey
Carrier War in the Pacific: June 4, 1942
153(8)
Concentration Camp: U.S. Style
Ted Nakashima
The Internment of Japanese-Americans: 1942
161(3)
The New York Times: ``A Vast Slaughterhouse''
Reports of Genocide in Eastern Europe: June 1942
164(4)
Bond Rally
E. B. White
Dorothy Lamour in Bangor, Maine: September 1942
168(6)
Battle of the Ridge
Richard Tregaskis
Guadalcanal: September 7-24, 1942
174(37)
Negroes Are Saying
Roi Ottley
African-Americans and the War: Discrimination and Protest, 1942
211(19)
The Girls of Elkton, Maryland
Mary Heaton Vorse
Munitions Workers: 1943
230(15)
The Foamy Fields
A. J. Liebling
Air War in Tunisia: January 1943
245(43)
The War in Tunisia
Ernie Pyle
February-May 1943
288(18)
I Saw Regensburg Destroyed
Beirne Lay, Jr.
B-17 Raid on Germany: August 17, 1943
306(13)
Fear of Death as Green Troops Sail to Invasion
John Steinbeck
Troop Ship to Salerno: September 1943
319(3)
``Then I Got It''
Richard Tregaskis
American Correspondent Wounded in Italy: November 1943
322(11)
from Tarawa: The Story of a Battle
Robert Sherrod
The Marines at Tarawa: November 1943
333(30)
``The Target Was To Be the Big City''
Edward R. Murrow
Bombing Raid Over Berlin: December 2, 1943
363(8)
San Pietro a Village of the Dead; Victory Cost Americans Dearly
Homer Bigart
Battle of San Pietro: Italy, December 1943
371(8)
Over the Lines
Margaret Bourke-White
Spotting Artillery from a Piper Cub: Italy, 1943
379(15)
``This One Is Captain Waskow''
Ernie Pyle
The Death of an Infantry Officer: Italy, January 1944
394(3)
``Wide Awake on an Island Beachhead''
Vincent Tubbs
The Southwest Pacific: February-March 1944
397(10)
Search for a Battle
Walter Bernstein
Italy: March 1944
407(14)
The Editors of Fortune (drawings by Mine Okubo): Issei, Nisei, Kibei
Japanese-American Internment: 1944
421(24)
Working at the Navy Yard
Susan B. Anthony II
Women in War Plants: 1944
445(7)
Omaha Beach After D-Day
Ernie Pyle
June 1944
452(9)
Battle and Breakout in Normandy
Ernie Pyle
July-August 1944
461(10)
The Siege of St. Malo
Lee Miller
``The War Wasn't Over in This Section'': St. Malo, August 1944
471(15)
Daily News Writer Sees Man Slain at Her Side in Hail of Lead
Helen Kirkpatrick
The Liberation of Paris: August 26, 1944
486(4)
from Up Front
Bill Mauldin
``My Business Is Drawing'': A Cartoonist in Combat, 1943-44
490(19)
Rupert Trimmingham and others: Democracy?
African-Americans and the War: Correspondence from Yank, 1944
509(4)
Young Man Behind Plexiglass
Brendan Gill
Profile of an American Bombardier: August 1944
513(16)
Peleliu Landing
Tom Lea
``War Is Fighting and Fighting Is Killing'': Peleliu, September 1944
529(38)
Now the Germans Are the Refugees
William Walton
The Fall of Aachen: October 1944
567(3)
U.S. Board Bares Atrocity Details Told by Witnesses at Polish Camps
John H. Crider
Eyewitness Report of Auschwitz: November 1944
570(7)
War in the Huertgen Forest
Mack Morriss
``A Solid Mass of Dark, Impenetrable Green'': The Huertgen Forest, November 1944
577(6)
The Battle of the Bulge
Martha Gellhorn
The Road to Bastogne: December 1944
583(8)
The First Three Days
Robert Sherrod
Landing on Iwo Jima: February 1945
591(5)
Jump-Off
Howard Brodie
Assault Across the Roer: February 1945
596(10)
``These Terrible Records of War''
James Agee
Newsreels of Iwo Jima: March 1945
606(2)
Letter from Cologne
Janet Flanner (Genet)
``A Model of Destruction'': Cologne, March 1945
608(7)
Das Deutsches Volk
Martha Gellhorn
``We Were Never Nazis'': Germans in Defeat, April 1945
615(8)
``A Soldier Died Today''
James Agee
The Death of F.D.R.: April 12, 1945
623(2)
``For Most of It I Have No Words''
Edward R. Murrow
Buchenwald: April 15, 1945
625(5)
Ernie Pyle
Evan Wylie
The Death of Ernie Pyle: Ie Shima, April 18, 1945
630(3)
``A Giant Whirlpool of Destruction''
Virginia Irwin
The Russians in Berlin: April 1945
633(11)
The War in Europe Is Ended!
Edward Kennedy
The German Surrender: May 7, 1945
644(2)
The A.P. Surrender
A. J. Liebling
The Press and the Military: May 1945
646(10)
Attack on Carrier Bunker Hill
Phelps Adams
Kamikaze Raid Off Okinawa: May 1945
656(7)
Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki Told by Flight Member
William L. Laurence
``A Giant Pillar of Purple Fire'': Nagasaki, August 9, 1945
663(10)
Japan Signs, Second World War Is Ended
Homer Bigart
The Japanese Surrender: September 2, 1945
673(2)
A Month After the Atom Bomb: Hiroshima Still Can't Believe It
Homer Bigart
A Walk in Hiroshima: September 3, 1945
675(6)
Hiroshima
John Hersey
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Its Aftermath: August 6, 1945-August 1946
681(78)
Chronology, 1933-1945 759(36)
Maps 795(17)
Biographical Notes 812(16)
Note on the Texts 828(4)
Acknowledgments 832(3)
Notes 835(19)
Glossary of Military Terms 854(9)
Index 863


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