Book Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Christmas 1945, Greatest Celebration in U.S. History

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Matthew Litt's book Christmas 1945 - The Greatest Celebration in American History remembers the first holiday season after the end of World War II, where America celebrated like it hadn't seen a true Christmas in five years...because it hadn't. Americans had suffered through four years of dark and anxious holidays during the War dreaming of this, their first peacetime Christmas.

Book Cover - Christmas 1945

The Christmas of 1945 brought out the best in Americans, and is a profound reminder of the strength of the holiday spirit and of how great America can be.

As told in the bestselling book Christmas 1945 - The Greatest Celebration in American History, this holiday season marks the 70th anniversary of the Christmas of 1945 - the first holiday season after the end of World War II. After four dark holidays from 1941-1944, America was ready to launch the greatest Christmas celebration in its history, a holiday season that the country had been hoping would come for years.

The first peacetime holiday in five years brought out the very best in Americans across the United States and all across the world as United States civilians and military alike helped everyone with any need at all, whether it was their neighbor at home or the children of former enemies in Europe and Asia.

Some of the stories from Christmas of 1945 will make you smile, like the Division of U.S. soldiers who raised money for a young Italian boy to have surgery at Johns Hopkins after he was blinded by a Nazi bomb. And some stories will make you cry, like the small town who came together to buy a one-story home for a veteran hero who could no longer walk. The Christmas of 1945 brought out the very best in Americans, and its 70th anniversary is a powerful and timely reminder of the strength of the holiday spirit and just how great America can be.

Christmas 1945 - The Greatest Celebration in American History was written by Matthew Litt and published by the History Publishing Co. The book is available in all major book stores and online.

For interviews, please contact Matthew Litt through the Bashful Buffalo American History Co.: MLitt(at)BashfulBuffalo(dot)com or by telephone at (908) 902-7071.

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