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The American West Transformed: The Impact of the Second World War Hardcover – June 1, 1985

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"Gerald D. Nash has long been recognized as the historical profession's foremost explorer of the American West in the twentieth century and this work will certainly add luster to his reputation. He has produced a volume that deepens our understanding of the social and cultural developments of the World War II years."—American Historical Review
(American Historical Review)

"A topic of critical importance to the understanding of both the twentieth-century West and the remainder of the nation."—Western Historical Quarterly
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"An excellent example of how, in the hands of a skilled craftsman using a wide variety of manuscripts and public documents, regional and local history may be used to illuminate important aspects of the national experience."—Journal of American History
(Journal of American History)

"Fascinating social history . . . an important book that combines serious scholarship and lively prose. [It] deserves a wide reading audience."—Business History Review
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"[A] pathbreaking book."—Choice

"[This] study is a major contribution to understanding recent American history."—Library Journal
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About the Author

Gerald D. Nash is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico. Among his other books are "The American West in the Twentieth Century" and "The American West Transformed: The Impact of World War II". --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press; First Edition edition (June 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253306493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253306494
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #391,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By geohig on October 18, 2014
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I had to read this for my history class and its pretty boring. I do have a better understanding as to how WWII changed a lot in america, but its a lengthy read and not as concise as it could be. If you have an affinity for reading opinions and history this is your book.
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