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The Year of Peril: America in 1942

We may think of World War II as a time when Americans shared a sense of unity and even optimism. But, in reality, America was beginning to splinter from within.

In his latest book The Year of Peril: America in 1942, the University of Kentucky historian and author Tracy Campbell explores the deep social, economic, and political fault lines that pitted factions of citizens against each other in the post-Pearl Harbor era, even as the nation mobilized, government-aided industrial infrastructure blossomed, and parents sent their sons off to war. American society was being challenged by the greatest stress experienced since the Civil War.

As part of UnderMain’s new partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and WEKU’s Eastern Standard, Tom Eblen’s interview with Dr. Campbell reveals the various ways, both good and bad, that the trauma of 1942 forced Americans to redefine their relationship with democracy in ways that continue to affect us today.

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60 Minute’s Pelley and CNN’s Acosta Featured at KY Book Fair: Listen

A pair of high profile American broadcast journalists will appear at the 2019 Kentucky Book Fair in Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, November 16.

60 Minutes Correspondent Scott Pelley, author of Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times, is interviewed for UnderMain broadcast partner Eastern Standard on WEKU by Tom Martin.  Click on the book cover to listen and download.

Mr. Pelley will be in conversation with KET’s Renee Shaw on the University of Kentucky Main Stage at 11:30am-12:15pm.

CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, author of The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America, is interviewed for Eastern Standard on WEKU by former Lexington Herald-Leader columnist Tom Eblen. Click on the book cover to listen and download.

Mr. Acosta will be in conversation with Linda Blackford of the Lexington Herald-Leader on the University of Kentucky Main Stage at 2:30pm-3:15pm.