The Longest Year: America at War and at Home in 1944

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Carrel Books
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5.9 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author
Victor Brooks teaches at Villanova University and is the author of several books, including The Normandy Campaign, Hell Is Upon Us: D-Day in the Pacific, and The Boston Campaign.
"The Longest Year will interest both WWII buffs, with its descriptive blow-by-blow approach, and newcomers to the topic, with its clear-cut context. . . . [T]his account offers an accessible review of a decisive year for a world at war."--Booklist

"Brooks unravels the story with accessible detail for lay readers so that his work feels less like a history lesson than a suspenseful drama. . . . A seasoned historian delivers a fluently readable history."--Kirkus

"A fascinating, fluent account of arguably the most important year in modern history."
-Alex Kershaw, author of The Longest Winter and The Liberator

"The year 1944 is usually understood triumphally, with victory on the horizon and America beginning to relax. Instead, Brooks shows peace still lay across the beaches of Anzio, of Normandy, and nameless Pacific islands; in the sky over Germany--and through the myriad domestic strains of sustaining a total war effort. Newcomers to the subject will find this a splendid introduction to a year of stress and sacrifice."
-Dennis E. Showalter, author of Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk, The Turning Point of World War II

"In this powerful and fast-paced book, Brooks makes a convincing case that 1944 is one of the most important years in American history. He chronicles the epic battles that tipped the balance of power and set the stage for victory abroad while also reminding us that the war was won in the factories and shipyards at home. A great read. Highly recommended."
-Steven M. Gillon, scholar-in-residence, The History Channel