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Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic

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  • Sales Rank:283,089
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1st Back Bay Pbk. Ed
  • Pages:336
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1
  • Dimensions (in):8.5 x 0.8 x 5.5
  • Publication Date:January 7, 1998
  • ISBN:0316290610
  • EAN:9780316290616
  • ASIN:0316290610
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  • ISBN13: 9780316290616
  • Condition: New
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
In this highly-praised autobiographical work, the author of "The Great War and Modern Memory" recounts his own experience of combat in WWII and how it became a determining force in his life. "Doing Battle" is at once a summing-up of one man's life and profoundly thoughtful portrait of America's own search for identity in the second half of this century.
Amazon.com Review
For most, World War II is nothing but a chapter in history--for most Americans, a rosy and happy one. But Paul Fussell, a novelist and WWII veteran, reminds us that only those who've experienced it can truly understand that war is hell. He writes with bite and humor of the horrors and inequalities of the so-called "Good War," which he says "for the United States, [was] an unintended form of eugenics, clearing the population of the dumbest, the least skilled, the least promising of all Americans." Not exactly the thoughts of a sentimentalist, but the notion that war is horrible should be eternally reinforced, and Fussell does so with a fury and skill few writers can muster.

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