The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front by G. Kurt PiehlerThe United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front by G. Kurt Piehler

The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

EditorG. Kurt Piehler, Sidney Pash

Paperback | May 21, 2013

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In this compelling book, G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pash bring together a collection of essays offering a fresh examination of American participation in the Second World War, including a long overdue reconsideration of such seminal topics as the forces leading the United States to enter WorldWar II, the role of the American military in the Allied victory, and war-time planning for the postwar world, but also tackle new inquiries into life on the home front and America's commemoration of one of the most controversial and climatic events of the war - the dropping of the atomic bomb onHiroshima. These outstanding historians cover crucial moments such as:* Franklin D. Roosevelt's pivotal, if at times indecisive, role in leading the United States* The miscalculation of Japanese intentions by American diplomats and the failure of deterrence in preventing war in the Pacific* The experiences and contributions of conscientious objectors to American society in this time of total war* The decision of the United States to fight with an ineffective battle tank at the expense of American lives* The Coast Guard's contribution to the D-Day Landing* How elite foreign policy organizations prior to V-J Day sought to influence American occupation policies regarding Japan With these essays and much more, The United States in the Second World War is sure to prove a classic to World War II buffs.
G. Kurt Piehler is Associate Professor of History and Director, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and Florida State University. Piehler is author and editor of books on military history. Sidney Pash is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and History, Fayetteville (North Carolina) State University and wr...
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Title:The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home FrontFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.11 inPublished:May 21, 2013Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0823252035

ISBN - 13:9780823252039

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"This volume of essays on the US in World War II provides a good balance between the coming of war, the waging of war, and the conflict's aftermath. Little-known sources and original vantage points ensure that anyone interested in this seismic conflict will find something new to ponder."