Acclaimed historian Ronald Takaki asserts that for many Americans, World War II was fought for a "double victory": on the battlefront as well as on the homefront. Takaki explores Roosevelt's military policy, as well as personal stories like that of an army chaplain arriving at Buchenwald and a Navajo codetalker who used his native language to transmit battle messages. He explains how different ethnic groups experienced the war in widely different ways. He asserts that such political acts as the bombing of Hiroshima and the failure of the American government to intervene on behalf of Jewish victims of Nazism were deeply informed by racial biases. Takaki's revealing new history shows that there were more struggles -- and more victories -- in World War II than we had previously imagined.
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