The greatest generation bites the biscuit
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History Publishing Company LLCPO Box 700 - Palisades, NY 10964
Sept. 3, 2013
Bullets and Bread
World War II Story of Feeding Americans at Home and on the Battlefield – Here for review
The greatest generation bites the biscuit in Bullets and Bread by Kent Whitaker, the new book that takes the reader back to World War II and what the people did at home to feed themselves and the troops at war. Recently published by the History Publishing Company on March 26, 2013, author Kent Whitaker, a food expert and historian, shows how the nation transformed the entire food industry, almost overnight, in order to feed a military that burgeoned from 750,000 to 11,000,000 and the families at home suddenly undergoing a rationing of a limited food supply.
Bullets and Bread serves up a menu of topics from a look at the transformation of the food industry in the United States to what troops ate on D-Day in Normandy and Okinawa, sailors digested in submarines and on destroyers, and the limited fare with which American presidents, generals and British royalty had to deal. It is a World War II book rarely seen. Christine McKeever, Executive Director of the 6th Cavalry Museum, was quick to comment “There have been countless books about tanks, planes and ships during World War II.But not too many about pots, pans and S.O.S.
And it is the pots, pans and the latter that awakens voices from the past with recipes, sixty pages of them, and snapshot experiences of men and women in the mess halls, the jungles and the beaches. They bring alive the rarely seen side of the cataclysmic event of the Twentieth Century.
Click on the widget below the Data Sheet for a review copy of this fascinating book about an essential part of American life during World War and the generation we now call great.
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- Bullets and Bread: The Story of the Sacrifice in American Homes to Feed Troops in World War II
- Meet Kent Whitaker