Once There Was a War

Once There Was a War


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Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143104797
  • 208 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

“Age can never dull this kind of writing,” writes the Chicago Tribune of John Steinbeck’s dispatches from World War II, filed for the New York Herald Tribune in 1943, which vividly captured the human side of war. Writing from England in the midst of the London blitz, North Africa, and Italy, Steinbeck focuses on the people as opposed to the battles, portraying everyone from the guys in the bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour. He eats and drinks with soldiers behind enemy lines, talks with them, and fights beside them. First published in book form in 1958, these writings, now with a new introduction by Mark Bowden, create an unforgettable portrait of life in wartime that continues to resonate with truth and humanity.

Praise

“If you have forgotten what the war was like, Steinbeck will refresh your memory. Age can never dull this kind of writing.”
-Chicago Tribune
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