Once There Was A War

Once There Was A War

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A selection of dispatches written by the author from England, Africa, and Italy at the height of World War II.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007, ©1943
ISBN: 9780143104797
Branch Call Number: CF STEINBECK
Characteristics: xiv, 187 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Bowden, Mark - Author of introduction

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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 05, 2016

Written originally as war correspondence to be published in newspapers, these vignettes of WWII were later collected in this volume. Certainly some of Steinbeck's stories here add fodder to the was-he, wasn't-he arguments (ie Communist, misogynist) that are still debated today. Ultimately, this book only fills in a small segment of the life and works of John Steinbeck. As for WWII, Once There Was a War merely adds a few tall tales, hope, and the occasional laugh to an otherwise dismal war.


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