Brave Men

ISBN-10: 0803287682

ISBN-13: 9780803287686

Edition: 2001

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Europe was in the throes of World War II, and when America joined the fighting, Ernie Pyle went along. Long before television beamed daily images of combat into our living rooms, Pyle’s on-the-spot reporting gave the American public a firsthand view of what war was like for the boys on the front. Pyle followed the soldiers into the trenches, battlefields, field hospitals, and beleaguered cities of Europe. What he witnessed he described with a clarity, sympathy, and grit that gave the public back home an immediate sense of the foot soldier’s experience. There were really two wars, John Steinbeck wrote inTimemagazine: one of maps and logistics, campaigns, ballistics, divisions, and regiments and the other a "war of the homesick, weary, funny, violent, common men who wash their socks in their helmets, complain about the food, whistle at Arab girls, or any girls for that matter, and bring themselves through as dirty a business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and courage—and that is Ernie Pyle’s war." This collection of Pyle’s columns detailing the fighting in Europe in 1943–44 brings that war—and the living, and dying, moments of history—home to us once again.
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 4/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 513
Size: 5.41" wide x 7.98" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

G. Kurt Piehler is Associate Professor of History at the University of Tennessee. He is author of Remembering War the American Way (1995) and World War IInbsp; (2007) and co-editor of Major Problems in American Military History (1999), The Atomic Bomb and American Society: New Perspectives (2009), and The Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front (2010).

Sicily - June-September, 1943
Invasion Preludep. 3
The Armada Sailsp. 13
D-Day: - Sicilyp. 21
The Navy Stands Byp. 36
Medics and Casualtiesp. 48
The Engineers' Warp. 62
Campaigningp. 80
Sicily Conqueredp. 92
Italy - December, 1943-April, 1944
Artillerymenp. 101
Personalities and Asidesp. 126
Mountain Fightingp. 151
Dive Bombersp. 167
The Fabulous Infantryp. 193
Light Bombersp. 217
LST Cruisep. 238
Anzio-Nettunop. 246
Beachhead Fightersp. 266
Supply Linep. 288
Hospital Shipp. 303
Farewell to Italyp. 309
England - April-May, 1944
This Englandp. 315
Brass Hatsp. 325
The Flying Wedgep. 339
Stand Byp. 360
France - June-September, 1944
The Whistle Blowsp. 375
On the Road to Berlinp. 384
Vive La Francep. 394
American Ack-Ackp. 406
Street Fightingp. 419
Reconnoiteringsp. 433
Ordnancep. 443
Break-Throughp. 456
Hedgerow Fightingp. 466
Parisp. 482
A Last Wordp. 491
Index of Persons and Placesp. 495
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