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Boys' Crusade The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945

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ISBN-10: 0812974883

ISBN-13: 9780812974881

Edition: 2005

Authors: Paul Fussell

List price: $17.00
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The Boys’ Crusadeis the great historian Paul Fussell’s unflinching and unforgettable account of the American infantryman’s experiences in Europe during World War II. Based in part on the author’s own experiences, it provides a stirring narrative of what the war was actually like, from the point of view of the children—for children they were—who fought it. While dealing definitively with issues of strategy, leadership, context, and tactics, Fussell has an additional purpose: to tear away the veil of feel-good mythology that so often obscures and sanitizes war’s brutal essence. “A chronicle should deal with nothing but the truth,” Fussell writes in his Preface. Accord-ingly, he eschews every…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Paul Fussell Jr. was born in Pasadena, California on March 22, 1924. He was drafted into the Army in 1943 while attending Pomona College. During his tour of duty, he won the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He returned to college in 1945. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in 1947 and a master's degree and a doctorate in English from Harvard University. He taught English at Connecticut College for Women, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania. During this time he wrote several books on literary topics including The Rhetorical World of Augustan Humanism: Ethics and Imagery from Swift to Burke, Poetic Meter and Poetic Form, and Samuel Johnson and the…    

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Boy Crusaders
First Time Abroad
The Fortitude Secret
The Boys and the French
An Episode Called Cobra
The Boys Hold Out Near Mortain
The Lost Opportunity at Falaise
One Small-Unit Action
The Haunted Wood: Hurtgen Forest
Replacements and Infantry Morale
Modes of Dishonor
Treatment of Damaged Bodies, Alive and Dead
The Bulge
The Skorzeny Affair
The Peiper Affair
The End
The Camps
Seriousness
Sources
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index