The American home front, 1941-1942 / Alistair Cooke.Material type: TextPublication details: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006.Edition: 1st American edDescription: xx, 327 p. : ill., map ; 24 cmISBN:
- E169 .C7495 2006
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Map on lining papers.
Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- 1. Introduction to a war -- 2. A passport to the people -- 3. Through the Appalachians to the pioneers -- 4. Deep down South -- 5. The Gulf Coast -- 6. The Southwest -- 7. Westward the course of empire -- 8. The Pacific Northwest -- 9. The Great Plains -- 10. From wheat to steel -- 11. The rise and fall of New England -- Epilogue : Four months in 1945 -- Envoi -- Index.
Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Cooke, a newly naturalized citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing a monumental change. He wanted to "see what the war had done to people, to the towns I might go through, to some jobs and crops, to stretches of landscape I loved and had seen at peace; and to let significance fall where it might." Working throughout the war, Cooke finished the manuscript as the atomic bomb was being dropped on Hiroshima. His publisher at the time thought there would be little interest in books on the war, and so it was stuffed in a closet for almost sixty years, until shortly before Cooke's death. Meanwhile, he had become one of the most widely read chroniclers of America, and his record of a lost country are captivating.--From publisher description.