This is a very-good to near-fine condition, TWO-VOLUME set. Original publications - not modern reprints. Hardback books - no dust covers. Gold/yellow boards are clean and bright, show slight wear. No remainder marks or clippings. Pages show light tanning - no foxing. No writing or tears inside books. Tight spine, clean pages. Volume 1 has 444 pages; Volume 2 has 591 pages. Tight spine, clean pages. This two-volume set covering the contributions of the state of Illinois during World War II is an outstanding achievement. In nearly a thousand pages, Mary Watters delineates an overall picture of life in Illinois unsurpassed by any other study for a comparable span of time in the twentieth century. No author more assiduously mines government documents and local newspapers for the telling details that add concreteness and color to the story. At the same time, her sweep is broad. There is much in the book on Illinois from World War I through the 1930s, and she follows the effects of World War II to 1950. Volume I, "Operation Home Front" (copyright 1951 by the Illinois State Historical Library and edited by J. Monaghan, Illinois State Historian) begins with Illinois before Pearl Harbor and includes topics covering the mobilization of Illinois, the soldier in Illinois and the soldier overseas, civilian war services in Illinois and education in wartime. Volume II, "The Production Front" (copyright 1952 by the Illinois State Historical Library and edited by Harry E Pratt, Illinois State Historian)includes six chapters covering Illinois Industry at War, Transportation in Wartime, Manpower Problems, Wartime Disputes and Wage Stabilization, the Illinois Farmer, and Government and Politics in Wartime. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Illinois in the Second World War in Two ...
Publisher: Illinois State Historical Library
Publication Date: 1952
Book Condition: Very Good
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