By Winston Groom
From the writer of Forrest Gump and A hurricane in Flanders comes a riveting chronicle of America's most crucial hour. On December 6, 1941, an unforeseen assault on American territory pulled an unprepared nation right into a terrifying new model of struggle. Novelist and renowned historian Winston Groom vividly re-creates the tale of America's first yr in global battle II. To the new release of usa citizens who lived via it, the second one global warfare used to be the defining occasion of the 20th century, and the defining occasions of that warfare have been performed out within the yr 1942.
This account covers the Allies' relentless defeats because the Axis overran so much of Europe, North Africa, and the a ways East. yet midyear the tide started to flip. the USA ultimately went at the offensive within the Pacific, and within the west the British defeated Rommel's panzer divisions at El Alamein whereas the U.S. military started to push the Germans out of North Africa. by way of the year's finish, the scent of victory used to be within the air. 1942, advised with Groom's comprehensive storyteller's eye, permits us into the admirals' technique rooms, onto the conflict fronts, and into the guts of a country at struggle.
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1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls by Winston Groom