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The Year of Peril - by Tracy Campbell (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 408

Genre: History

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Yale University Press

Book theme: World War II

Author: Tracy Campbell

Language: English

Street Date: May 19, 2020
TCIN: 79625623
UPC: 9780300233780
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-7547


"A war-torn world menaced by fascism, a fragile democracy crippled by racism, as ordinary citizens confront the crisis; Campbell's riveting history reveals our current predicaments to be the same poisons that almost killed America in 1942."--Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett Till
"The shock of Pearl Harbor seemingly united Americans to fight a 'total war, ' but The Year of Peril reveals how intensely many citizens resented wartime taxes, rationing, and price setting, and how divided they remained due to deep-seated racial prejudices.Tracy Campbell splendidly recreates the era and dispels its myths."--Donald A. Ritchie, historian emeritus of the U.S. Senate and author of Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932

"It seems incredible today that the U.S. had no confidence, in the chaos of 1942, that it would win the war or even remain a world power. Tracy Campbell, in this robust and engaging read, has built a mesmerizing narrative recreation of that momentous year on the home front, a retelling built on assiduous research, the perfect selection of small details, and the discipline to write as if he didn't know the outcome."--Hank Klibanoff, co-author of The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in history

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