The tragic events of September 11, 2001 brought to the surface memories of an earlier time of unprecedented national emergency -- Pearl Harbor -- and America's subsequent involvement in World War II. In this evocative cultural history, Richard Lingeman re-creates the events -- historic, humorous, and tragic -- and personalities of the American home front. From V-girls and V-mail, blackouts and the internment of the Japanese, to new opportunities for African-Americans and women, Lingeman recaptures a unique time in American history in this New York Times Notable Book.
About the Author
Richard Lingeman is the longtime Senior Editor of the Nation, as well as a biographer, historian, and satirist. He began his career as an editor at Monocle magazine, and spent nine years at the New York Times Book Review as an editor and daily reviewer. He is the author of Sinclair Lewis: Rebel from Main Street, Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, and Double Lives: American Authors' Friendships, among other titles. He lives in New York City.