While military action unfolded on the other side of the world in divided Korea, citizens in the United States focused on events that more directly affected their lives. Concern over the spread of communism to the nation, evident in politics, books, and the entertainment worlds, was balanced by a desire to raise families, purchase a home in the suburbs, and enjoy the conveniences too long denied during World War II.
"The text is supplemented by quotes from primary-source materials such as letters, diaries, and published accounts written by soldiers, nurses, and civilians."
-- School Library Journal (September 2001)
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