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In the modern collective memory of Evansville, the World War II years figure as the city’s greatest era. Programs, exhibits, and most of all books continue to appear on the subject. James Lachlan MacLeod’s Evansville in World War II is the most recent addition to the collection of histories on that era. After many recent pictorial and reminiscence-style publications, MacLeod’s book stands out as the first scholarly work on the subject in some time. The author, unlike many predecessors, goes into the background of events, and throughout the book supplies appropriate illustrations to convey his story.