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Cohassett Beach Chronicles: World War II in the Pacific Northwest

Kathy Hogan

Verlag: Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Oregon, 1995
ISBN 10: 0870713841 / ISBN 13: 9780870713842
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Titel: Cohassett Beach Chronicles: World War II in ...

Verlag: Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Oregon

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

Einband: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by Lucy Hart

Zustand: Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: First


Inscribed by illustrator and editor Lucy Hart, who along with Klance Clark de Nevers, edited these newspaper columns written by Kathy Hogan during the years of World War II and published in the Grays Harbor Post. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought U. S. Troops to Cohassett Beach and other towns on the Pacific Coast. With sharp wit and perception, Hogan writes of residents coping with this "invasion" along with wartime scarcity, blackout, blimps and a ban on beachcombing. Tightly bound in pale green cloth covered boards with metallic purple lettering and decoration on spine; xxx+290 pages including index, annotated select bibliography, Washington geographical names, and glossary; B&W photos, drawings by Lucy Hart, and maps throughout. ; 290 pages; Signed by Illustrator. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 100880

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Inhaltsangabe: Early in 1941 the Grays Harbor Post, in Aberdeen, Washington, introduced its readers to "The Kitchen Critic, " a new column chronicling life in nearby Cohassett Beach. By the end of the year the U.S. was at war, and columnist Kathy Hogan's weekly dispatches turned to soldiers, rationing, and the barbed wire that lined the sand dunes around her weathered cottage. Today, fifty years later, Kathy Hogan's writings provide a window onto how one Pacific Northwest community responded to World War II. Cohassett Beach Chronicles, a collection of Hogan's columns from the war years, offers a remarkable social history of the war at home. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought U.S. troops to Cohassett Beach and to towns up and down the West Coast. With sharp wit and perception, Hogan writes of civilians valiantly coping with this friendly occupation and wartime scarcity. Her neighbors - loggers, commercial fishermen, Finnish cranberry farmers - learn to live with blackouts, blimps, and a ban on beachcombing. From her victory garden, Hogan watches troops - city boys unnerved by the tall timber and farmers' sons in awe of the ocean - come and go. Hogan's weekly descriptions of life on the home front capture America's wartime mood. Together, her columns document the war's tremendous impact at home, from the internment of Japanese Americans and the spread of government regulations to the changing role of women. They also reveal that in spite of the war effort life, in many ways, continued as it always had. There was still time to pick blackberries, gossip at the local tavern, and attend the occasional Friday night dance.

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