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« on: July 05, 2012, 05:19:12 pm »
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I was surprised by the quality of this tome.

While I expected the photographs to be good (they are), I was surprised by the quality of the articles.

Among the notable authors are: William L. Shirer, Samuel E. Morison, Winston S. Churchill, Edward R. Murrow, S.L.A. Marshall, Robert Leckie, Bernard L. Montgomery, Ernie Pyle, J.F.C. Fuller, John Toland,  Cornelius Ryan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Peter Maas, and Hanson Baldwin.

However, some of the material is first person narratives, such a Capt. Mitsuo Fuchida's article, "I Led the Attack on Pearl Harbor."  It is the first person (I was there) narratives which really make this volume informative.

Sadly, the maps in the volume are few, and primitive.
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 08:12:31 pm »
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Where did you pick it up?  New Edition?  Flea Market?
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 07:41:22 pm »
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Where did you pick it up?  New Edition?  Flea Market?

Used.

Gift from a friend.

You can get it inexpensively at AbeBooks.com

Price: US$ 3.79
Shipping: FREE

Book Description: Reader's Digest. Book Condition: Good. . Issued without dust jacket. Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # wnba6648n
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