The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two - Sudden Money and The Big Panjandrum Summary & Analysis

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Sudden Money and The Big Panjandrum Summary and Analysis

In "Sudden Money," Ray Wax discusses his time as a manager of a PX. He set up the first PX in England and handled a lot of money but assures readers he never stole. His employees, however, made a fortune stealing from the military. Wax left the PX and set up movie theaters for battle fatigue patients and live show stages with a band. Elsie Rossio recalls the influx of people and business into Seneca Ill., when the government built a shipyard there in 1942. Georgia Gleason recalls working as a cook for the local grill for the new workers. The local bar patrons recalls the bar packed with workers on weekends. George C. Page recalls his own venture into industrial development, selling low cost buildings to defense contractors for high rent...

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