A powerful multicultural history of Americans in World War II, from the acclaimed author of A Different Mirror.
A history of America in World War II is told through the lives of an ethnically diverse group of ordinary Americans struggling for equality at home and fighting for freedom overseas. Takaki's revealing book shows that there were more struggles -- and more victories -- during WWII than most people ever imagined.
About the Author
Ronald Takaki (1939-2009) established the Ethnic Studies Ph.D. program at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught for thirty years. He was the author of six books, including A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America and Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans.