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Author Hoffman, Alice M., 1929-

Title Archives of Memory : a Soldier Recalls World War II
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (220 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps; Foreword by Forrest C. Pogue; Foreword by Charles T. Morrissey; Introduction; Biographical Note on Howard S. Hoffman; 1. A Psychological Overview of Memory; 2. Stateside Experiences: First Recall Document; 3. Stateside Experiences: Analysis of Memories; 4. The Italian Campaign: First Recall Document; 5. The Italian Campaign: Analysis of Memories; 6. From Southern France to the Elbe: First Recall Document; Plate Section; 7. From Southern France to the Elbe: Analysis of Memories; 8. War's End and Return to Civilian Life: First Recall Document
9. War's End and Return to Civilian Life: Analysis of MemoriesConclusion; Appendices; Appendix 1. The Italian Campaign: Second Recall Document; Appendix 2. Daily Log, Company C, Third Chemical Mortar Battalion; Appendix 3. Combat Units Supported by Hoffman's Company; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary ""Tell me about the war""--These words launched a ten-year project in oral history by a husband-and-wife team. Howard Hoffman fought in World War II from Cassino to the Elbe as a mortar crewman and a forward observer. His war experiences are of intrinsic interest to readers who seek a foot soldier's view of those historic events. But the principal purpose of this study was to explore the bounds of memory, to gauge its accuracy and its stability over time, and to determine the effects of various efforts to enhance it. Alice Hoffman, a historian, initiated the study because she recognized the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hoffman, Howard S., 1925-2006.
United States. Army -- Biography.
Oral history.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Hoffman, Howard S., 1925-2006.
ISBN 0813149320 (electronic bk)
9780813149325 (electronic bk)