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Americans Remember the Home Front : An Oral Narrative of the World War II Years in America
by Roy Hoopes (Editor)

Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
by Bob Greene

Millions of American soldiers, many of whom had never left their hometowns before, crossed the nation by rail during the years of World War II on their way to training camps and distant theaters of battle. In a little town in Nebraska, countless thousands of them met with extraordinary hospitality--the "miracle" of veteran journalist Bob Greene's title. "The best America there ever was. Or at least, whatever might be left of it." So Greene writes of North Platte, now a quiet town along the interstate, its main street all but dead. It was a quiet town then, too, at the outbreak of the war, but still a hive of activity as its citizens gathered to provide, at their own expense, coffee, sandwiches, books, playing cards, and time to the scared young men who rolled through by the trainload, "telling them that their country cared about them." Greene's pages are full of the voices of those who were there, soldiers and townspeople alike, who took part in what amounted to small acts of heroism, given the shortages and rationing of the time. Greene, generous in his praise if rather disheartened by the modern world, against which he contrasts the past, turns in a remarkable account of the home front. It deserves the widest audience. ---Gregory McNamee -
Hardcover: 272 pages
William Morrow & Co; ISBN: 0060081961; (May 28, )

No Ordinary Time : Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : The Home Front in World War II
by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Our War Too: American Women Against the Axis
by Margaret Paton-Walsh
Book Description: In the late 1930s, a number of American women - especially those allied with various peace and isolationist groups - protested against the nationís entry into World War II. While their story is fairly well known, Margaret Paton-Walsh reveals a far less familiar story of women who fervently felt that American intervention was absolutely necessary. 

Paton-Walsh recounts how the United States became involved in the war, but does so through the eyes of American women who faced it as a necessary evil. Covering the period between 1935 and 1941, she examines how these women functioned as political actors - even though they were excluded from positions of power - through activism in womenís organizations, informal womenís networks, and even male-dominated lobbying groups.
Hardcover: 238 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.89 x 9.26 x 6.40 
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas;
ISBN: 0700611835 

Insidious Foes: The Axis Fifth Column and the American Home Front
by Francis MacDonnell
Hardcover: 268 pages
Oxford University Press; ISBN: 0195092686;

Una Storia Segreta : The Secret History of Italian American Evacuation and Interment During World War II
by Lawrence Distasi (Editor), Sandra Gilbert
Paperback: 350 pages
Heyday Books; ISBN: 1890771406; (June 1, )

The Home Front : An Oral History of the War Years in America
by Archie Satterfield
Paperback: 396 pages; ISBN: 0595088805;

Wartime America : The World War II Home Front (American Ways Series)
by John W. Jeffries
Paperback: 224 pages
Ivan R Dee, Inc.; ISBN: 156663119X;

Women Against the Good War : Conscientious Objection and Gender on the American Home Front, 1941-1947 (Gender & American Culture)
by Rachel Waltner Goossen

World War II : From the Battle Front to the Home Front, Thirty-Five Arkansans Tell Their Stories
by Kay B. Hall (Editor)

World War II in Tampa Bay, FL
by Alejandro M. de Quesada

World War II and the American Dream : How Wartime Building Changed a Nation
Donald Albrecht, et al
Paperback - 328 pages (April 18, )
MIT Press; ISBN: 0262510839

World War II Homefront Collectibles: Price & Identification Guide
by Martin Jacobs
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Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps
by James A. Michener (Introduction), Michi Nishiura Weglyn

V for Victory: America's Home Front During World War II
by Stan Cohen
(Paperback - October 1991)
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