THE INVENTOR’S WAR: 1933-1947; THE DURABLE IDEAS AND INNOVATIONS
OF WORLD WAR II
by Craig Suter
Craig Suter’s THE INVENTOR’S WAR: 1933-1947; THE DURABLE IDEAS AND INNOVATIONS OF WORLD WAR II outlines in some detail stories and little-known facts gleaned from more than four hundred and fifty bibliographic citations. The ballpoint pen, knobby farm tractor tires and Vitamin C have a common element- they were all influential in World War II. There are more than thre hundred everyday civilian products and innovations that came from this war still in use today. Want to know how statistically analysis cut the losses of Allied aircrew? It’s in there. Did you know Italy declared war on the United States partly because we proceeded to manufacture ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) without regard how it affected the Italian economy? Check out Chapter 5. Each of the twelve chapters highlights a different aspect of modern life: home, at work, transportation and recreation. This book was written for the teenage and beyond audience. It is not the typical “war” book. All the usual elements of the war genre have been abandoned in favor of an understanding of the long-range effects of the war on our present-day lives.
570 Pages, Index and Bibliography Published by Ghost River Images and Krieg Books USA
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 40. No. 4 Aug/Sept 2011