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Narrated by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, The Home Front: Life in America During World War II takes listeners into the lives of Americans at home who supported the war effort and sustained the country during wartime. The war brought immediate, life-changing shifts; from the rationing of butter, to an explosion of war-related jobs, to mixed-signals about the role of women in society. Feel what living in the United States was like for everyday people during this disruptive and uncertain period of American history in this Audible Original series. Executive producer was Martha Little. Series producer was Dan Gediman.

When you add The Home Front: Life in America During World War II to your library you will receive all 16 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 30 minutes.

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Unvarnished Perspective of PPatriotism & Prejudice

An attempt as an "unvarnished" presentation of the flaws of people, patriotism, prejudice, presidents, politics and prejudice that characterized the US during WWII. I appreciated the educational aspects of this series, and the effort to avoid "romanticizing" the War in any way--but there is a disappointing lack of balance in almost every chapter. There is a clear agenda: to focus mainly on the negative aspects of American life and spotlight the hypocrisy of US society and policy. Much of this is interesting and needs to be told (for those who can handle it). And as Jack Nicholson's military commander character shouted in "A Few Good Men": The TRUTH? You can't handle the truth!"
But truth-telling also requires a balanced effort to describe the powerful reality of the strength of the US populace and how the war ultimately unified a great diverse democracy to rise up and defeat the murderous totalitarian powers in Europe and Asia which posed the gravest, most brutal threat to freedom in the history of the world.

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