World War II Cincinnati: From the Front Lines to the Home Front

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World War II transformed Cincinnati from a relatively important but parochial midwestern city into a teeming bastion of military might. While thousands served in the nation's armed forces, others contributed to rationing programs, salvage drives, blackouts and war bond rallies. Scores of community-based programs blossomed as Cincinnatians on the home front threw themselves wholeheartedly into the "total war" that Washington believed necessary for victory. After answering the call to treat domestic duty as seriously as any battleground assignment, the Queen City emerged from the war as utterly changed as the nation itself. Author Robert Miller brings to life this dramatic, patriotic period in Cincinnati's history.
ISBN: 9781626194557
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Military
Images: 62
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Earnest (Bob) Miller earned his PhD in history from the University of Cincinnati. He teaches history at the University of Cincinnati-Clermont College. Miller is the author of "Cincinnati: The War Years" (2004). He has worked on several public history projects at the local, state and national levels, including the World War II exhibit titled "Cincinnati Goes to War: A Community Responds to Total War, " for the Cincinnati Museum Center.
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