Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II

Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II

John Strausbaugh / Sep 22, 2019

Victory City A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II From John Strausbaugh author of City of Sedition and The Village comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era New York City during World War II wasn t just a plac

  • Title: Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II
  • Author: John Strausbaugh
  • ISBN: 1455567485
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village, comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era New York City during World War II wasn t just a place of servicemen, politicians, heroes, G.I Joes and Rosie the Riveters, but also of quislings and saboteurs of Nazi, Fascist, and Communist sympathizers of war protesters and conscienti From John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village, comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era New York City during World War II wasn t just a place of servicemen, politicians, heroes, G.I Joes and Rosie the Riveters, but also of quislings and saboteurs of Nazi, Fascist, and Communist sympathizers of war protesters and conscientious objectors of gangsters and hookers and profiteers of latchkey kids and bobby soxers, poets and painters, atomic scientists and atomic spies.While the war launched and leveled nations, spurred economic growth, and saw the rise and fall of global Fascism, New York City would eventually emerge as the new capital of the world From the Gilded Age to VJ Day, an array of fascinating New Yorkers rose to fame, from Mayor Fiorello La Guardia to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Langston Hughes to Joe Louis, to Robert Moses and Joe DiMaggio In VICTORY CITY, John Strausbaugh returns to tell the story of New York City s war years with the same richness, depth, and nuance he brought to his previous books, City of Sedition and The Village, providing readers with a groundbreaking new look into the greatest city on earth during the most transformative and costliest war in human history Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 496 pages Published December 4th 2018 by Twelve More Details ISBN 1455567485 ISBN13 9781455567485 Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Victory City, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Tales of New York City 1,290 books 1,078 voters Best World War II History 402 books 418 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 50 Rating details Sort Default Filter Sep 11, 2018 Katie rated it liked it More of a 3.5 an entertaining and interesting read with some really strong sections, especially on isolationism and fascist sympathizers in the city before Pearl Harbor, but overall it jumps around a lot and is a little lacking in a firm through line that draws conclusions about New York City s distinct role in World War II flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 03, 2018 saranimals rated it it was amazing Shelves giveaways I had to give up on this book about a third of the way through, unfortunately It was essentially an avalanche of mini biographies of all the important people in the city government officials, business moguls, society types, etc It was just too choppy for me I had been hoping for of a macrocosm perspective, chronicling the experiences of all the groups in the city during the war More of an average New Yorker take That would certainly have been relatable I also would have appr I had to give up on this book about a third of the way through, unfortunately It was essentially an avalanche of mini biographies of all the important people in the city government officials, business moguls, society types, etc It was just too choppy for me I had been hoping for of a macrocosm perspective, chronicling the experiences of all the groups in the city during the war More of an average New Yorker take That would certainly have been relatable I also would have appreciated about the actual wartime itself a third of the way through the book, the time period is still 1938 and everything I ve read thus far has been about the Great Depression and the World s Fair Pearl Harbor seems eons away I slogged through part one of the book, hoping that the author was merely using the choppy format in order to set up the context for the main body of the story, but what I read of part two was of the same and I just couldn t endure.Though I can t deny that the book is incredibly well researched and objectively well written It is perhaps my own personal preferences that kept me from enjoying the book fully Others who are interested in either WWII history or the history of New York may find this an enjoyable and certainly informative read.It should be noted as a disclaimer that I received this book as a giveaway, a beautiful hardbound edition I really, really wanted to like this book Perhaps I will revisit it at a later time and find that I have an easier time reading it flag Like see review Jan 18, 2019 Marge rated it liked it I was really looking forward to engaging this account of NYC accounts preceding and during WWII, but in all honesty I found its presentation extremely annoying as it lacked an organization focus that held my attention vs jumped around like a gathering of disjointed snippets Obviously Strausbaugh thoroughly researched his topic, but maybe it was just too big and rather than trying to cover such breadth, he needed to opt for depth and narrow the focus of this very important, complex topic to, fo I was really looking forward to engaging this account of NYC accounts preceding and during WWII, but in all honesty I found its presentation extremely annoying as it lacked an organization focus that held my attention vs jumped around like a gathering of disjointed snippets Obviously Strausbaugh thoroughly researched his topic, but maybe it was just too big and rather than trying to cover such breadth, he needed to opt for depth and narrow the focus of this very important, complex topic to, for example, a very narrowed time period flag Like see review Dec 17, 2018 Kathleen rated it really liked it An amazing compendium of the Big Apple s role in the war Strausbaugh focuses on the city itself to show how its ethnic layout influenced what was to come I learned about Camp Siegfried, how many isolationists resisted U.S involvement, the role of Mayor La Guardia, Nazis living in New York, and the Rosenbergs Well researched and index Almost reads like a novel flag Like see review Jan 01, 2019 Keeley rated it liked it I received this book as part of a GiveawayThere were many sections in this book that were slow for me It jumped around a lot and I found myself getting lost in places Other sections were very interesting and enjoyable Overall, not my favorite book flag Like see review Jan 20, 2019 Sarah Pick rated it liked it It is full of interesting information, but it kept skipping around and it was difficult to follow flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Fred rated it really liked it Very interesting account of the City s role in the war I enjoyed all the biographies of all the New Yorker s and learned a great deal about this great city flag Like see review Dufrau rated it it was amazing Dec 11, 2018 Ernesto rated it it was amazing Dec 06, 2018 Ed rated it it was ok Jan 10, 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    1. More of a 3.5 an entertaining and interesting read with some really strong sections, especially on isolationism and fascist sympathizers in the city before Pearl Harbor, but overall it jumps around a lot and is a little lacking in a firm through line that draws conclusions about New York City s distinct role in World War II.


    2. I had to give up on this book about a third of the way through, unfortunately It was essentially an avalanche of mini biographies of all the important people in the city government officials, business moguls, society types, etc It was just too choppy for me I had been hoping for of a macrocosm perspective, chronicling the experiences of all the groups in the city during the war More of an average New Yorker take That would certainly have been relatable I also would have appr I had to give up o [...]


    3. I was really looking forward to engaging this account of NYC accounts preceding and during WWII, but in all honesty I found its presentation extremely annoying as it lacked an organization focus that held my attention vs jumped around like a gathering of disjointed snippets Obviously Strausbaugh thoroughly researched his topic, but maybe it was just too big and rather than trying to cover such breadth, he needed to opt for depth and narrow the focus of this very important, complex topic to, fo I [...]


    4. An amazing compendium of the Big Apple s role in the war Strausbaugh focuses on the city itself to show how its ethnic layout influenced what was to come I learned about Camp Siegfried, how many isolationists resisted U.S involvement, the role of Mayor La Guardia, Nazis living in New York, and the Rosenbergs Well researched and index Almost reads like a novel.


    5. I received this book as part of a GiveawayThere were many sections in this book that were slow for me It jumped around a lot and I found myself getting lost in places Other sections were very interesting and enjoyable Overall, not my favorite book.



    6. Very interesting account of the City s role in the war I enjoyed all the biographies of all the New Yorker s and learned a great deal about this great city.


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