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Voices of History
Bradley G. Larson

Men and women of Northeastern Wisconsin share their wartime experiences—based on interviews conducted in cooperation with the American Folklife Center Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress

This is the story of people in one average midwestern city—Oshkosh—who were thrust into World War II, to experience it on the homefront or in faraway lands confronting fierce enemies. The stories told here are representative of those heard in hundreds of cities across Wisconsin and across the nation. On the South Park War Memorial in Oshkosh, carved on the smooth face of the granite monument, are the names of 155 men who died in World War II. Each name represents a lost loved one. Bradley Larson did not want those names to be forgotten, nor the memories of those who returned from combat overlooked.

Bradley G. Larson is the director of the Oshkosh Public Museum.

Distributed for the Oshkosh Public Museum

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cover is a collage of historica images

January 2005
238 pp.  8 1/2 x 11
65 color photos, 13 color illus.,
185 b/w photos, 2 illus.

This title ISBN 978-0-299-21134-9 is out of print.


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