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World War II on the air : Edward R. Murrow and the broadcasts that riveted a nation

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  • ISBN: 9781402202476 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 1402202474 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 9781402200267 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1402200269 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xv, 282 p. : ill ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
  • Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, c2003.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-270) and index.
CD track list: -- Introduction -- Anschluss / Edward R. Murrow -- Eve of war / Edward R. Murrow -- War is declared / Edward R. Murrow -- Peace of sorts / William L. Shirer -- Phony war / Edward R. Murrow, William L. Shirer -- Hitler's return / Mary Marvin Breckinridge -- Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium invaded / William L. Shirer -- Chamberlain resigns / Edward R. Murrow -- German bombing of Paris / Eric Sevareid -- Italy to enter war / Cecil Brown -- Dunkirk/Churchill : we shall never surrender / Edward R. Murrow -- German troops enter Paris / William L. Shirer -- France surrenders at Compiegne Forest / William L. Shirer -- London after dark / Edward R. Murrow -- Bombs over Berlin / William L. Shirer -- London is burning / Edward R. Murrow -- Few German pilots / Edward R. Murrow -- Rooftop air raid / Edward R. Murrow -- Christmas/so long and good luck / Edward R. Murrow -- Bombing has been heavy / Edward R. Murrow -- Big Ben bombed / Larry LeSueur -- Japanese embassy / Eric Sevareid -- Day which will live in infamy / Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- Repulse sunk, Brown saved / Cecil Brown -- Suicide job of the 1942 war / Larry LeSueur -- Algiers / Charles Collingwood -- Axis retreat in North Africa / Winston Burdett -- Invasion of Sicily / Winston Burdett -- Chinese situation / Eric Sevareid -- Race for the possession of Italy / Winston Burdett -- Orchestrated hell / Edward R. Murrow -- Capture of Rome / Winston Burdett -- Sterner stuff lies ahead / Edward R. Murrow -- Eisenhower's Order of the day/D-Day / Edward R. Murrow -- Flying over Normandy / Richard C. Hottelet -- Utah Beach / Charles Collingwood -- Liberation of Paris (premature report) / Richard C. Hottelet -- Paris not yet free / Larry LeSueur -- Market Garden/parachute drop / Edward R. Murrow -- Street fighting / Richard C. Hottelet -- Crossing the Rhine / Howard K. Smith -- Paratroopers / Bill Downs -- Buchenwald / Edward R. Murrow -- V-E Day in New York / William L. Shirer -- V-E Day in Piccadilly Circus / Edward R. Murrow -- 9:15 over Hiroshima / Edward R. Murrow.
Participant or Performer: Narrated by Edward R. Murrow.
Summary, etc.: Tells the story of how Edward R. Murrow, chief European correspondent for the Columbia Broadcasting System, worked along with the band of reporters he recruited, to bring the news of World War II live to the American people, and includes excerpts from over fifty actual broadcasts on CD. Primary source material. *** CD AVAILABLE AT DESK ***
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American
Journalists United States Biography
Murrow, Edward R
Murrow, Edward R
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