The United States at War, 1941-1945


An unflinching account of the war and how it was fought, the Second Edition of The United States at War also considers the ways in which Americans regarded allies and enemies, embraced heroes, and accepted the war's purpose. Making the important distinction between popular notions and military and political realities, Professor Hess helps today's reader better understand the complexity of the conflict. Pointing out the controversies surrounding decisions American leaders were forced to make, and charting the course of dynamic historical debates that continue to define our evaluation of American leadership, this objective treatment of the United States' participation in the war is essential reading for all students of American history.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Wheeling, IL
Publication year:
  • 2000


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