Saturday, January 7, 2012
1. World War II On The Air
By: Mark Bernstien
Rated 5 Stars
I was only 6 years old when the US entered the war and 10 when it ended. I have some memories of these years but they are only vignettes and naturally are from a child's perspective so I find these WW2 books very interesting. So much was happening in the world and the most I remember about it are sugar and shoe rationing and how chaotic Union Station in St. Louis Mo. was when I went with my Grandmother once to meet one of my uncles who was coming home on leave from the Navy.
But really, Lucky Me to have been so little effected by it when some many tragic things were happening in other places in the world. Reading this book and listening to he live broadcasts on the CD that accompanied this book really brought that home to me. A real Count Your Blessings moment.
The story of World War II was told first not by historians, but by reporters. And no one told that story with more impact than Edward R. Murrow and the remarkable band of reporters he assembled. World War II on the Air recounts the dramatic stories behind these extraordinary correspondents. And it lets you hear their actual broadcasts, culled from the archives and collected here-many for the first time-on audio CD, narrated by Dan Rather.