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The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II

Photos by Thomas Sanders, text by Veronica Kavass, introduction by Hampton Sides. 224 pp. Welcome, 2010. $45.

Nearly 12 million Americans served in the armed forces during World War II; about 2 million are still with us. Here are some of their stories. With heartfelt, perceptive variety, the remarkable portraits that distinguish this book reflect the range of their subjects’ experience. The concise text recounting each veteran’s reminiscences amplifies the impact. The combo hits home like a one-two punch.


Originally published in the February 2011 issue of World War II. To subscribe, click here