Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780801899836

Home Front Baltimore: An Album of Stories from World War II

Sandler, Gilbert Author

Image Not Available

In July 1942, American prisoners of war were performing Julius Caesar on a jury-rigged stage in Burma at about the same time that Tommy Dorsey and his famous orchestra played the Hippodrome Theatre on Eutaw Street. In June 1944, more than 3,000 U.S. Marines died capturing the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean while fans back in Baltimore were cheering the International League Orioles in their successful bid for a championship.

These are just two of the startling juxtapositions that Gilbert Sandler writes about in his account of life on the home front in Baltimore during the Second World War. While poring through the wartime archives of local newspapers, Sandler was struck by the contrast between what was happening over there, in the war, and over here, back home in Baltimore. Some of these contrasts seem ironic; some provide sobering perspective. Together they make up an album of vivid and engaging stories, many told by people who lived through them.

Home Front Baltimore struggles, along with the reader, to make sense of these two worlds, thousands of miles apart, and gives readers a deeper understanding of what the city was really like during the war. Rarely seen photographs from the Baltimore Sun, the News-American, and the Afro-American bring to life the rich, personal anecdotes of wartime Baltimoreans and transport readers back to an indelible era of Baltimore history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Born and raised in Baltimore, and a service member in the Navy during the war, Gilbert Sandler has been published in the Baltimore Sun, the Jewish Times, and Baltimore Magazine. Former editor of Generations, the journal of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, he is the author of Jewish Baltimore: A Family Album and the award-winning Small Town Baltimore: An Album of Memories, both also published by Johns Hopkins. Sandler hosts the popular "Baltimore Stories" series on WYPR, the local National Public Radio affiliate.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0801899834 ISBN 13: 9780801899836
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Superlative Selections
(franklin, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New In-Stock Ships Same Day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000121128

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR (2011)
ISBN 10: 0801899834 ISBN 13: 9780801899836
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # TU-9780801899836

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0801899834 ISBN 13: 9780801899836
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New. 250 x 224 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. In July 1942, American prisoners of war were performing Julius Caesar on a jury-rigged stage in Burma at about the same time that Tommy Dorsey and his famous orchestra played the Hippodrome Theatre on Eutaw Street. In June 1944, more than 3,000 U.S. Marines died capturing the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean while fans back in Baltimore were cheering the International League Orioles in their successful bid for a championship. These are just two of the startling juxtapositions that Gilbert Sandler writes about in his account of life on the home front in Baltimore during the Second World War. While poring through the wartime archives of local newspapers, Sandler was struck by the contrast between what was happening over there, in the war, and over here, back home in Baltimore. Some of these contrasts seem ironic; some provide sobering perspective. Together they make up an album of vivid and engaging stories, many told by people who lived through them. Home Front Baltimore struggles, along with the reader, to make sense of these two worlds, thousands of miles apart, and gives readers a deeper understanding of what the city was really like during the war. Rarely seen photographs from the Baltimore Sun, the News-American, and the Afro-American bring to life the rich, personal anecdotes of wartime Baltimoreans and transport readers back to an indelible era of Baltimore history. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780801899836

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0801899834 ISBN 13: 9780801899836
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New. 250 x 224 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. In July 1942, American prisoners of war were performing Julius Caesar on a jury-rigged stage in Burma at about the same time that Tommy Dorsey and his famous orchestra played the Hippodrome Theatre on Eutaw Street. In June 1944, more than 3,000 U.S. Marines died capturing the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean while fans back in Baltimore were cheering the International League Orioles in their successful bid for a championship. These are just two of the startling juxtapositions that Gilbert Sandler writes about in his account of life on the home front in Baltimore during the Second World War. While poring through the wartime archives of local newspapers, Sandler was struck by the contrast between what was happening over there, in the war, and over here, back home in Baltimore. Some of these contrasts seem ironic; some provide sobering perspective. Together they make up an album of vivid and engaging stories, many told by people who lived through them. Home Front Baltimore struggles, along with the reader, to make sense of these two worlds, thousands of miles apart, and gives readers a deeper understanding of what the city was really like during the war. Rarely seen photographs from the Baltimore Sun, the News-American, and the Afro-American bring to life the rich, personal anecdotes of wartime Baltimoreans and transport readers back to an indelible era of Baltimore history. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780801899836

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801899834 ISBN 13: 9780801899836
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0801899834

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ
ISBN 10: 0801899834 ISBN 13: 9780801899836
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins Univ. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 1085877

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801899834 ISBN 13: 9780801899836
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0801899834

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
ISBN 10: 0801899834 ISBN 13: 9780801899836
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 216mm x 254mm x 21mm. Hardcover. In July 1942, American prisoners of war were performing Julius Caesar on a jury-rigged stage in Burma at about the same time that Tommy Dorsey and his famous orchestra played the Hippodro.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 176 pages. 0.726. Bookseller Inventory # 9780801899836

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by John Hopkins University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0801899834 ISBN 13: 9780801899836
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 8
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Bookseller Inventory # WJ-9780801899836

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Sandler, Gilbert Author
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ Pr (2011)
ISBN 10: 0801899834 ISBN 13: 9780801899836
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 176 pages. 10.25x8.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0801899834

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 5 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book