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  • Author:
    Mike Wright
  • ISBN:
    0891416498
  • ISBN13:
    978-0891416494
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  • Publisher:
    Presidio Press (February 17, 1998)
  • Pages:
    368 pages
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    Americas
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Xix, 345 pages : 23 cm. This history of World War II omits the "endless lists of battles, dates, and commanders" and focuses on the human side of the wa. Jacket. Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-333) and index

Xix, 345 pages : 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-333) and index.

If World War II is "new" to you, this book is a good place to start for an overview of the events. series should be in history classes. If you have studied the war, you could easily read just those chapters which intrigues I enjoyed this book that is written in an easy to understand entertaining voice. Frequently makes connections when presenting information that I already knew. Jun 26, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing.

This whole year, almost every lesson was about world war II, we were taught the circumstances before the war itself . In Primary school, history was abut the Romans

This whole year, almost every lesson was about world war II, we were taught the circumstances before the war itself started . In Primary school, history was abut the Romans. It seemed every teacher covered this subject and it didn't matter if your previous teacher had also covered it. Most of my then knowledge of World War Two was gained from black and white films made in the 1950’s. These included; ‘ The Colditz Story, The Desert.

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By including hundreds of interesting anecdotes and facts, Wright not only piques our interest repeatedly, he also gives areal feel for the war era. -Manchester Journal Inquirer. An excellent overview. interesting chapters on spies, POWs, censorships, and the building of the atomic bomb. The Post and Courier. 9 - 10 Hours to read. Rate it .

Mike Wright is an award winning television writer and producer in Chicago. This book should be read as an overall guide to WW II history

Mike Wright is an award winning television writer and producer in Chicago. This book has 24 chapters, a ‘Selected Bibliography’, and an ‘Index’. This is a cultural history, not a detailed history on a particular subject. This book should be read as an overall guide to WW II history. Mike Wright’s experience as a TV writer and producer allows him to pick interesting stories to educate and entertain the reader. The nine pages of Bibliography must have omitted most of the books published in the previous sixty years. He could have written many more books on WW II without any repetition. The ‘Epilogue’ contains the author’s reminiscences about WW II and contrasts that to today’s world.

Published November 26, 2002 by I Books.

Book Format: Choose an option. What They Didnt Teach You. Publisher. Random House Publishing Group. This is the story of the vitality and resilience of human beings, more than of the violence of battle.

Mike Wright is the author of the "What They Didn't Teach You. Future volumes will cover the sixties & the twentieth century. Wright, an Emmy-winning television writer, lives in Chicago. In addition to the American Revolution, he has tackled the Civil War, World War II, & the Wild West. Библиографические данные. What They Didn't Teach You about the Civil War What They Didn't Teach You Series.

Provides a different view of World War I.

The author of What They Didn't Teach You About the Civil War focuses on the resilience and vitality of humankind and World War II, both on the American home front and in the trenches in an anecdotal history that reveals a host of little-known facts about the war. Reprint.

Two Polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews by injecting them with a vaccine containing dead typhus. World War II cost every person living in the . The Germans weren't sent to the camps if they had typhus. Willing, but not able.

Mike Wright wants to make history enjoyable.

Gaudiker
I am sure some history buffs out there after noisly clearing their throats of the dust they have inhaled after reading many a weighty volume of history will state that this book is light. Just shut them up in their moldy room and leave them alone.

This book is lively exploring the history of World War II in small painless (if not fun) chugs.

The book is broken down into themes and explores the war from the battle front to the homefront. What did celebrities do during the big one? How were women and child affected. How was it like to go to boot camp? These questions are answered along with many more in a quirky and fun style.

Verdict: A great book to get someone into history without scaring them off. A nice book to read on the train (you should never read while driving your car- you might miss a chapter).

I am going to seek out the other books in this series.
Xtintisha
Good book about some of the least known aspects of WWII that seem to get glossed over by the much larger events of the war. Easy reading. If you are a hard core WWII historian, don't know if you'd like it or not, but hey, for the couple of bucks that it costs, you can always toss it, donate it, or put on your bookshelf to collect dust. Personally I really liked it. And after reading it, sent it to my daughter for her history class to share.
Onetarieva
The title has it right. The things inside definitely did not make their way into my teachers' classrooms. Now I try to make them appear in mine. This book has a lot of interest in it, and the sections imply discussing notable people of today who were in the war I found very interesting. Few places focus on more than Clark Gable or Jimmy Stewart's roles, but this was more comprehensive.
Altogether, it's books like this that have fueled the explosion in historical learning the past few years, and should answer some long-held questions you may have had about the Second World War.
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What They Didn’t Teach You About World War II

Mike Wright is an award winning television writer and producer in Chicago. This book has 24 chapters, a ‘Selected Bibliography’, and an ‘Index’. This is a cultural history, not a detailed history on a particular subject. The ‘Introduction’ says WW II “killed more people and did more physical and psychological damage than ever before in history”. [A nuclear war would do even more damage (the radiation would affect those who survived the explosions).] It was like no other war. It resulted in many changes in the country because of the travel of so many who would never have left their county (p.226). The chapters discuss aspects of life that are not covered in histories that only mention battles, dates, and the names of politicians and commanders. It is worth reading, but your interest may vary from chapter to chapter.

Those who were old enough to remember some of these events can match it against their memories. The ‘Chronology’ starts with 1922 through 1945 (Japan surrendered on September 2nd). It only mentions the Great Depression in passing. This was as much a traumatic event for Americans. Could anyone write a similar book on “the 1980s”? The Great Depression caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929, not the reverse. Falling sales create a failing business. What other books cover details on the draft (Chapter 1); Camp Life (Chapter 2); Rationing (Chapter 6); and the war service of famous Americans (Chapter 9). LBJ was the first Congressman to join the military (there were eight). Rockets and jet airplanes were introduced in this war (Chapter 11). Chapter 21 tells about the development of the atomic bomb. Research was ahead in England and Germany. It tells about life in Los Alamos, “The Poplars”. Chapter 23 tells about various topics of the war, from personal histories (Calvin Graham) to the Doolittle Raid, the Battles of the Coral Sea, and the Battle of Midway.

This book should be read as an overall guide to WW II history. Mike Wright’s experience as a TV writer and producer allows him to pick interesting stories to educate and entertain the reader. The nine pages of Bibliography must have omitted most of the books published in the previous sixty years. He could have written many more books on WW II without any repetition. The ‘Epilogue’ contains the author’s reminiscences about WW II and contrasts that to today’s world. Wright tells of the spontaneous celebrations at war’s end (pp.320 322). The ‘Selected Bibliography’ lists many selected books, but no explanation as how they were selected. Some deal with a particular topic in English.

There are some minor mistakes in this book. On page 66 Wright says a Liberty ship “carried about 11 tons”. That would be more like 11 thousand tons. That boxer’s name was “Buddy Baer” (p.78). Wright doesn’t mention Dusko Popov’s book about his assignment to spy on Pearl Harbor in July 1941. The Japanese code ‘Purple’ was broken two years before the war started (p.213). This attack could not have been a surprise. Why did the Japanese wave to Doolittle’s planes (p.274)? The American insignia then had a red circle, similar to Japanese planes! Doolittle’s raid was a political act, but it led to a military victory at Midway (p.277). Allied troops invaded Italy in 1943, not 1944 (p.284).