Once There Was A War

Once There Was A War

Book - 1994
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Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1994
ISBN: 9780140187472
0140187472
Branch Call Number: 940.54 STE
Characteristics: xxi, 233 p. ; 20 cm

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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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