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The Irony of Victory: World War II and Lowell, Massachusetts

Miller, Marc S.

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ISBN 10: 0252015053 / ISBN 13: 9780252015052
Published by University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, 1988
Condition: very good, very good
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24 cm, 233, illus., index, sticker residue on front DJ flap. Study of the effects of World War II with focus on everyday life in one industrial town. Bookseller Inventory # 26583

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Title: The Irony of Victory: World War II and ...

Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL

Publication Date: 1988

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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Miller, Marc Scott, Irony Of Victory, The: World War II And Lowell, Massachusetts

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Miller, an historian who now edits Technology Review , draws heavily upon oral histories as well as archival material and newspaper accounts to study the effect of World War II on the declining textile town of Lowell, Massachusetts. He is best when describing how war changed the lives of community members and when arguing that the war had few, if any, positive effects upon Lowell since the city returned to a "depressed" economic state as soon as the war-driven manufacturing boom ended. Less convincing are the parallels between Lowell in the 1940s and today, when current prosperity is based on high-technology industries. Ann H. Sullivan, Tompkins Cortland Community Coll. Lib., Dryden,
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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