By Winston Groom

ISBN-10: 1555847781

ISBN-13: 9781555847784

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From the writer of Forrest Gump and A hurricane in Flanders comes a riveting chronicle of America's most crucial hour. On December 6, 1941, an unforeseen assault on American territory pulled an unprepared kingdom right into a terrifying new model of conflict. Novelist and renowned historian Winston Groom vividly re-creates the tale of America's first 12 months in global conflict II. To the iteration of usa citizens who lived via it, the second one international warfare used to be the defining occasion of the 20th century, and the defining occasions of that battle have been performed out within the 12 months 1942.

This account covers the Allies' relentless defeats because the Axis overran such a lot of Europe, North Africa, and the some distance East. yet midyear the tide started to flip. the US eventually went at the offensive within the Pacific, and within the west the British defeated Rommel's panzer divisions at El Alamein whereas the U.S. military started to push the Germans out of North Africa. through the year's finish, the odor of victory used to be within the air. 1942, advised with Groom's comprehensive storyteller's eye, permits us into the admirals' procedure rooms, onto the conflict fronts, and into the center of a kingdom at warfare.

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May 16, 1911. , January 1 5 , 1 9 1 1 . For alleged instances of bribery, see G. A. Rein­ miller, "West vs Reardon," Sturms, Vol. IX (February, 1910), 35-36. In com­ menting on enforcement, Caldwell pointed up a significant problem voiced by more than one officer. On many occasions when bootleggers were convicted, especially in city courts, they appealed their cases to county court, thus plac­ ing financial responsibility upon the county. Confronted by such a number of these cases, many prosecuting attorneys of the counties often dismissed them in the face of more important matters.

The proper respect for the law could only develop through uniform enforcement : 9 Daily Oklahoman, January 8, 1 9 1 1 . 10 For comments on the proposed legislation, see American Issue, January, To permit one sort of enforcement in Oklahoma County, another in Muskogee County, and still another sort in Carter County, amounts in the end to no enforcement. Laws statewide in their application should be statewide in their enforcement, and what is prohibited by state laws in Muskogee County should be prohibited in Oklahoma County and in every other county.

Rein­ miller, "West vs Reardon," Sturms, Vol. IX (February, 1910), 35-36. In com­ menting on enforcement, Caldwell pointed up a significant problem voiced by more than one officer. On many occasions when bootleggers were convicted, especially in city courts, they appealed their cases to county court, thus plac­ ing financial responsibility upon the county. Confronted by such a number of these cases, many prosecuting attorneys of the counties often dismissed them in the face of more important matters.

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