The companion volume to the epic 15-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The Vietnam War. Authors Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns present the stories of ordinary men and women who experienced—and helped to win—the most devastating war in history. Woven largely from the memories of those who were there, this compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, from Pearl Harbor to the liberation of the concentration camps. Enriched by maps and hundreds of photographs, including many never published before, this is an intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world. Paperback, 480 pages, illustrated throughout.