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Bombs Away The Story of a Bomber Team

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ISBN-10: 0143105914

ISBN-13: 9780143105916

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Steinbeck, James H. Meredith

List price: $17.00
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A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America’s great twentieth-century writers On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath—and at the height of the American war effort—John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his experiences with U.S. Army Air Force bomber crews during World War II. Now, for the first time since its original publication in 1942, Penguin Classics presents this exclusive edition of Steinbeck’s introduction to the then-nascent U.S. Army Air Force and its bomber crew—the essential core unit behind American…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

In recent years Steinbeck has been elevated to a more prominent status among American writers of his generation. If not quite at the world-class artistic level of a Hemingway or a Faulkner, he is nonetheless read very widely throughout the world by readers of all ages who consider him one of the most "American" of writers. Born in Salinas County, California on February 27, 1902, Steinbeck was of German-Irish parentage. After four years as a special student at Stanford University, he went to New York, where he worked as a reporter and as a hod carrier. Returning to California, he devoted himself to writing, with little success; his first three books sold fewer than 3,000 copies. Tortilla…