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Author Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004.

Title The American home front, 1941-1942 / Alistair Cooke.

Published New York : Atlantic Monthly Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.5373 COOK    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st American ed.
Physical description xx, 327 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents 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.
Notes Includes index.
Map on lining papers.
Summary "The American Home Front is a travelogue and a portrait that shows America changing from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. It is also a unique record of American life. Cooke travels small highways, with their advertising signs and their local typography, in an age before the interstate highway system. He chronicles the regional glories he encounters, elements of long-lost culture, such as his beloved soda foundations, the reactions of the citizens, from indifference to grief, from opportunism to resilience under military threat."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004 -- Travel -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
ISBN 0871139391
Standard Number 9780871139399