Reporting World War II (Paperback)

American Journalism 1938-1946: A Library of America Paperback Classic

By Samuel Hynes (Compiled by), Anne Matthews (Compiled by), Nancy Caldwell Sorel (Compiled by), Roger J. Spiller (Compiled by)

Library of America, 9781931082051

Publication Date: May 7, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/1995)
Hardcover (9/1/1995)

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Drawn from wartime newspaper and magazine reports, radio transcripts, and books, Reporting World War II captures the unfolding drama through the work of more than 50 writers, the best of a remarkable generation of reporters. Here are William L. Shirer and Howard K. Smith inside Nazi Germany; A J. Liebling on the fall of France and the Tunisian campaign; Edward R. Murrow on the London Blitz and Buchenwald; Ernie Pyle on the war in the foxholes. Margaret Bourke-White flies over the lines in Italy; Robert Sherrod and Tom Lea record the horrors of the Pacific war; Janet Flanner and Martha Gellhorn examine a defeated Germany. On the homefront, E. B. White visits a bond rally, James Agee reviews newsreels, and Roi Ottley exposes racism in the military. Included in full is Hiroshima, John Hersey's classic account of the first atomic bombing and its aftermath.

About the Author

Samuel Hynes is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature emeritus at Princeton University. He was a Marines Corps pilot in World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Anne Matthews has served on the faculties of Princeton, Columbia, and New York University, and she was the first woman to direct the Princeton Writing Program.

Nancy Caldwell Sorel (1934-2015) was the author of The Women Who Wrote the War, among other works.

Roger J. Spiller is George C. Marshall Distinguished Professor of Military History (retired) at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Praise For Reporting World War II: American Journalism 1938-1946: A Library of America Paperback Classic

"A treasure." —David Remnick, The New Yorker

"Magnificent. . . . An incomparable collective portrait." American Heritage