History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation. The United States in World War II gives a history the years 1941 through 1945 from an American perspective. The authors discuss some of the ways the first World War led into the second, the events that drew the U.S. into the fighting, and the political, social, and economic effects of the war on our country. The text is enhanced with maps, photographs, and images of historic art.