Today I'm offering for sale a fantastic book of photos of WWII by C. L. Sulzberger who was the lead foreign war correspondent for the New York Times during WWII and post-WWII. The Book is titled "The American Heritage Picture History of World War II" by C.L. Sulzberger, first published in 1966 by American Heritage Publishing Company, Incorporated.
C.L. Sulzberger was an American journalist and non-fiction writer whose family owned the New York Times and published his stories from 1935 through 1961 covering WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War, and other hot-beds around the world until his retirement.
This historic book shows in pictures and words the essential history of the human tragedies of a war that lasted six years and inflicted suffering of over thirty-five million members of the Armed Forces on both sides and millions of people who were killed, slaughtered by the Japanese and Nazi Germany in their attempt to rule the world.
The book has 640 pages broken down into 21 sections capturing the very beginning of Germany invading Poland in Europe and the official start of WWII followed by The Bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and America being drawn into WWII. The book also captures in pictures the battles and sacrifices our Armed Forces faced until the final battle on the ground against Japanese forces leading up to the Atomic Bombs being dropped on Japan ending WWII.
**Condition of Dust Jacket: The Dust Jacket is in fair condition and clean. There is chipping along all the edges, wear along the folds, and surface wear. There is a 4½”, 2½”, and 1” tears along the folds of the front of the dust jacket and a 3½” and ½” tears along the folds of the back of the dust jacket.
**Condition of Book: The front and back covers of the book are in very good condition, very clean. The inside pages are in near mint condition, very clean and bright. The embossed gold lettering and the embossed gold eagle holding a shield and arrows are in near mint condition.
*Covers: There are tiny corner bumps at the front right top and bottom corners and very minor wear at the top and bottom of the spine. There is slight fading to 1/4” of the bottom edge of the front and back covers.
*Inside Pages: There is a name blacked out with a black marker about 1/2" wide x 2" long on the inside of the front cover.
This book measures 9 1/4" wide x 2" thick x 11 1/2" long. The third photo of the front and back covers are scans and shows the real color of the covers. The fourth photo of the covers are photos and are not the real color of the covers.
This is a great book for a teacher to use to help children learn about how WWII started straight through to the end. They will learn about the Greatest Generation as their daughters and sons proudly came forward to serve and keep America free.
As the war raged on from months and then years, parents and loved ones could only pray that their sons and daughters would remain safe while away fighting the war. The parents prayed that they would not receive a telegram, or a knock on the door informing them of their sons or daughters having been killed in action.
This book will also explain what Rationing meant during WWII and all the sacrifices Americans endured to see that our military had everything they needed to win the war.
Of course there is some reading, but most of all it is the photographs that tell the story. "God Bless Our Vets! and The Greatest Generation".
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