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The Good War

An Oral History of World War II

Studs Terkel

Explore the dynamic impact of World War II on individuals in Studs Terkel's "The Good War". Through interviews conducted 40 years after the war, Terkel presents a range of experiences, from the good to the bad to the ugly. Despite the horrors, few interviewees regretted their involvement, as the war was a defining moment in their lives. Terkel also examines the societal changes that took place post-war, including newfound freedoms for women and African Americans, as well as the looming threat of nuclear war. Discover the personal and societal effects of one of the most transformative events in history.
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first published in 1984
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