Victory in World War II: The New Mexico Story
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - University of New Mexico Press
By: Gerald W. Thomas, Monroe I. Billington, Roger D. Walker
No state in the union, on a per capita basis, made as many contributions to victory in World War II as New Mexico. This book provides a sampling of those contributions--from Robert Goddard's prewar research in rocketry to the development of the atomic bomb. Of special interest are the account of the Bataan death march, in which many New Mexicans lost their lives, and the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, who developed the only secret code never broken by enemy forces. Two of the great journalists of the war, correspondent Ernie Pyle and cartoonist Bill Mauldin, were New Mexicans. The contributors included a distinguished array of participants, journalists, and historians, with comments by Dr. James Halligan, Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman, and Congressman Joe Skeen, Bill Richardson, and Steve Schiff. -opisanie