New Book Celebrates Tulsa’s History

Local author tells story of the war years in Tulsa through vintage photographs
Tulsa The War Years, OK
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Nov. 15, 2011 - PRLog -- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Tulsa: The War Years from local author Mike Buckendorf. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Still reeling from the hungry days of the Great Depression, America was ill-equipped when the nation entered the Second World War. Referred to as the “sleeping giant” by the Japanese, the United States awoke from its slumber with a vengeance and soon began creating a veritable tidal wave of production that turned the country into the “Arsenal of Democracy.”

Tulsa, Oklahoma, was one of the cities at the forefront of this massive wartime buildup. From bomber plants to aviation training schools, to civil defense and the construction of military bases, to the thousands who served in uniform across Europe and the Pacific, Tulsa gave everything it had and then some. This was a different breed of people that nonetheless stood firm in the awbjp face of adversity and came together as a community.

Tulsa: The War Years takes the reader back to the time when people did without for the greater benefit of all and sometimes sacrificed everything for the sake of victory.

Highlights of Tulsa: The War Years:
•   The Depression and the roads to recovery and war
•   Wings over Tulsa
•   Greasing the wheels of war
•   Nightspots and entertainment
•   Civil defense and community life
•   Those who served and their legacies today

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at or

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With more than 7,500 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Widely recognized sepia books feature hundreds of vintage historical images.
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