The Faraway War: Personal Diaries Of The Second World War In Asia And The Pacific

The Faraway War: Personal Diaries Of The Second World War In Asia And The Pacific

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ISBN13: 9780552151092
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Following the illuminating first-hand revelations about the war in Europe and the Middle East compiled in Witness to War , Richard Aldrich now taps into another huge variety of diarists to explore the Second World War in the Pacific. From the dramatic bombing of Pearl Harbor to the devastating moment when the atomic bomb was dropped upon Hiroshima, the war is brought to life through the diaries of people on all sides, with events recorded as they happened and drawn into a chronological account of the war by Aldrich's expert month-by-month commentary. The Faraway War offers a stunning and diverse range of diaries, focusing both on ordinary people, some of whose diaries are published here for the first time, and on more celebrated figures such as Evelyn Waugh, Charles Lindbergh, Harry Truman and Joyce Grenfell. With this second volume, Richard Aldrich now completes the picture that he began with Witness to War , by creating an intimate and illuminating portrait of a whole world ravaged by war.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 912
Item Height 52 mm
Item Width 126 mm
Item Weight 679 Gram
Product Dimensions 126 x 52 x 198
Publisher Corgi
Format Paperback | 912
Book Overview Now in paperback, Aldrich's second fascinating volume of diaries which was published to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the war against the Japanese.

One of the most detailed studies of memoirs of the Second World War in the Pacific. - Daily Telegraph Praise for Witness to War: Witness to War stands head and shoulders above all the other books that are flooding out to meet the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the last world war... Gives an excellent picture of a world in agony. - Spectator (Books of the Year) A magnificent achievement. - Scotsman

Richard J. Aldrich was born in 1961 and was educated at Manchester, Aberdeen and Cambridge universities. He teaches international relations at the University of Nottingham and is the author of several books, including most recently Witness to War: Diaries of the Second World War in Europe and the Middle East, and The Hidden Hand: Britain, America and Cold War Secret Intelligence, which won the Donner Book Prize 2002 and was shortlisted for the Westminster Medal.