Thursday, October 4, 2007

Watching Ken Burns "The War" on PBS?

Ken Burns is at it again.

If you’re watching The War on PBS, or reading the book, The War: an Intimate History 1941 - 1945 by Geoffry Ward and want to explore the topic further, PBS has a great site, with suggestions for web sites, books, memoirs, vetrans organizations and other resources related to World War II.

Here’s a list of five of the books mentioned on the PBS site, as well as new books published this year, all available for request at the Glendale Public Library.

PBS Suggestions

Rick Atkinson,
An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943

John W. Dower,
War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War

Max Hastings,
Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

Eric Larrabee,
Commander in Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants, and Their War

Richard Overy,
Why the Allies Won

Newly Published Books

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