Once There Was a War
ISBN 9780143104797 | 208 pages | 28 Aug 2007 | Penguin Classics | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Nobel laureate John Steinbeck's bracing from-the-frontlines account of World War II-now with a new cover and introduction"If you have forgotten what the war was like, Steinbeck will refresh your memory. Age can never dull this kind of writing."
In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.