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Through the Wheat A Novel of the World War I Marines

ISBN-10: 0803261683
ISBN-13: 9780803261686
Edition: 2000
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Description: Fresh out of a Defiance, Ohio, high school, Thomas Boyd (1898–1935) joined the Marines to serve his country in the patriotic heat of the spring of 1917. In 1919 he came home from the war with a Croix de Guerre and a desire to write. He joined theSt.  More...

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 266
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Fresh out of a Defiance, Ohio, high school, Thomas Boyd (1898–1935) joined the Marines to serve his country in the patriotic heat of the spring of 1917. In 1919 he came home from the war with a Croix de Guerre and a desire to write. He joined theSt. Paul Newsas a journalist and opened a bookstore, whose patrons included F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis.Through the Wheatappeared to immediate acclaim, with F. Scott Fitzgerald calling it "a work of art" and "arresting." Boyd wrote five other works before he died in Vermont of a cerebral hemorrhage at age thirty-seven.

Brig. Gen. Edwin Howard Simmons, USMC (Ret.) served in the Marine Corps for thirty-six years, from 1942 to 1978, and is a decorated veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He also served the Corps for seventeen years as a civilian, including many years as Director of Marine Corps History and Museums. He is the author of the Korean War novel Dog Company Six, The United States Marines: A History, and Frozen Choisin: U.S. Marines at the Changjin Reservoir, among other publications. He died in May 2007.

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