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Remember Pearl Harbor Collectibles
By Frank B. Arian, M.D. and Martin S. Jacobs

Released in December, this joint collaboration focuses on the subgroup of homefront collectibles that relate to Pearl Harbor. "Remember Pearl Harbor" was the battle cry of the 1940's and was found on hundreds of collectibles of the period. This subgroup of homefront collecting has a large following, is distinctly American, and patriotic to the extreme. Some of the most valuable and memorable collectibles of the period are included here.

The publication has approximately 100 pages, 16 full color, with approximately 200-300 photos. A price list insert is included. The book is inexpensive at approximately 14.00 and can be found in bookstores and gift shops from Guam to Guyana. The book is available from the authors direct and via this website as well.

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No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time : Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : The Homefront in World War II
by Doris Kearns Goodwin

From the best-selling author of The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream comes a brilliant portrait of the United States in the 1940's and the complex partnership of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt at the center of its transformation.

Dr. Suess Goes To War

Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel
by Richard H. Minear, Dr. Seuss, Art Spigelman

A treasure trove of World War II-era political cartoons by the creator of The Cat in the Hat. For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the wonderful stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know Geisel's work as a political cartoonist for the New York daily newspaper PM during World War II. In these trenchant cartoons, Geisel captured the Zeitgeist--especially the attitudes of the New Deal liberals who read PM--with signature Seussian flair. Dr. Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large-format reproductions of almost 200 of the best of Geisel's cartoons from this time. The cartoons savage Hitler, Japan, Stalin, Mussolini, and "isolationist" leaders such as Charles Lindbergh. They exhort readers to give full support to the war effort, put up with shortages, buy U. S. savings bonds, and help control inflation. They are sharply critical of anti-Semitism and anti-black racism--and, shockingly, undeniably racist in their portrayal of Japanese Americans.

A Mouthfull of Rivets

A Mouthful of Rivets : Women at Work in World War II
by Nancy Baker Wise , Christy Wise

By 1943, over two million women worked in war industries. This book tells the human story of the war at home, of the fearless women of grit and adventure who overcame discrimination, improper training, and dangerous working conditions to do their part for the war effort--only be turned out and denied opportunites for advancement when the men returned.

Slacks and Calluses

Slacks and Calluses : Our Summer in a Bomber Factory
by Constance Bowman, Clara Marie Allen, Sandra M. Gilbert

In 1943 two spirited young teachers decided to do their part for the war effort by spending their summer vacation working the swing shift on B-24 production line at a San Diego bomber plant. Entering a male-dominated realm of welding torches and bomb bays, they learned to use tools that they had never seen before, live with aluminum shavings in their hair, and get along with supervisors and coworkers from all walks of life. And they learned that wearing their factory slacks on the street caused men to treat them in a way for which their "dignified schoolteacher-hood" hadn't prepared them.

To Hasten the Homecoming

To Hasten the Homecoming : How Americans Fought World War II Through the Media
by Jordan Braverman, Jordan Baverman

Recreating sights and sounds of the homefront during World War II, a tour of the media--including advertisements, music, movies, and books--reveals how Americans who were left behind worked together to keep up morale and support the cause

Wartime America

Wartime America : The World War II Home Front
by John W. Jeffries

The World War II home front experience has been detailed in other books before, but this provides a different perspective, using home front experiences to consider whether the second world war was really the 'good war' and how it affected American interests and outcome at home. From its effects on organized labor to its fostering of new patterns and attitudes, this examines the war's lasting social influences.

Pledging Allegiance

Pledging Allegiance : American Identity and the Bond Drive of World War II
by Lawrence R. Samuel

During World War II, the U.S. Treasury Department mounted seven campaigns to sell bonds that helped fund the war effort. These campaigns, writes Lawrence R. Samuel in this illuminating work of social history, turned on a conception of Americans as a people united against Fascism, regardless of ethnicity, religion, or class. The pitch worked extremely well, raising more than $150 billion. It also raised expectations, especially among African Americans, that the pledge to fight racist policies abroad would apply to the home front as well. The 1942 Double-V campaign, in fact, included a slogan promising a commitment to fight democracy's enemies at home and abroad--a slogan that was dropped after certain politicians complained that it was subversive.

V For Victory

V for Victory : America's Home Front During World War II
by Stan Cohen

The author does not pretend that this is the definitive chronicle of World War II. Yet this remarkable compilation of photographs and memorabilia will bring back vivid memories of the era for those who lived through it, and--better yet--make it intensely real for those who did not experience it firsthand. Stan Cohen clearly remembers it all: victory gardens; scrap drives; air raid drills; women welders and drill press workers; children in gas masks; Fiorello La Guardia and the Civilian Defense Corps. There's even a photo of Joe Cobb of Our Gang comedies working on a B-52 bomber.

To Win the War : Home Front Memorabilia of World War II
by Stan V for Victory Cohen, Gary N. Skoloff

A Sentimental Journey

America in the '40s : A Sentimental Journey
by Bill Mauldin

A watershed decade in American history comes to life in this lavishly illustrated remembrance of the personalities and politics, the songs and stories, and the visions and voices of the 1940s.

World War II Homefront Collectibles
Price & Identification Guide

by Martin Jacobs

WW2HOMEFRONT.COM is pleased to introduce and announce the publication of the first price guide to WWII Homefront Collectibles. Released March 1st, 2000. It is available through our bookstore at $19.51 plus shipping. There are approximately 2000 listings with 600 photographs. Several major collectors have contributed the bulk of the material. Don't miss this must have book. It's the first and should be on the shelf of every WWII collector. Good Going Marty!!!!

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