skip to content
The day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventures Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventures

Author: A E Hotchner
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"This memoir of A.E. Hotchner's World War II experiences explores a different side of the troubled war years. Hotchner, who grew up in St. Louis, was a rookie lawyer fresh out of Washington University Law School when the United States declared war. Like many others of his generation, he aspired to serve his country. He tried to enlist in the navy, first as a pilot and then as a deck officer, but he was rejected for
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hotchner, A.E.
Day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventures.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606886408
Named Person: A E Hotchner; A E Hotchner
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A E Hotchner
ISBN: 0826214320 9780826214324
OCLC Number: 50155563
Description: vii, 131 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: A.E. Hotchner.

Abstract:

This memoir of A.E. Hotchner's World War II experiences explores a different side of the war years. His excellent writing skills resulted in his working on propaganda films and writing plays. Here,  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"To perform heroically in a perilous situation is one thing, but I found that, in my case, the real difficulty was in getting myself into a spot where heroism was possible. Nobody on latrine duty Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50155563> # The day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventures
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "50155563" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mou> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Place/columbia> ; # Columbia
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Person/hotchner_a_e> ; # A. E. Hotchner
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Event/1939_1945> ; # 1939 - 1945
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Place/usa> ; # USA.
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/145417706> ; # United States. Army Air Forces
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/940.544973092/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Topic/weltkrieg_1939_1945> ; # Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Topic/world_war_1939_1945> ; # World War, 1939-1945
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Topic/erlebnisbericht> ; # Erlebnisbericht
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Topic/luftwaffe> ; # Luftwaffe
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1180924> ; # World War (1939-1945)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Organization/united_states_army_air_forces> ; # United States. Army Air Forces.
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2002" ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Person/hotchner_a_e> ; # A. E. Hotchner
    schema:datePublished "2002" ;
    schema:description "He eventually went to Officer Candidate School and was assigned to the Anti-Submarine Command as a lieutenant adjutant, but just before his squadron's departure for North Africa he was detached and, despite knowing nothing about moviemaking, ordered to make a film that glorified the Anti-Submarine Command's role in combating U-boats.""@en ;
    schema:description ""All through his four-year military career, despite his efforts to get into combat, fate and the military bureaucracy thwarted him. The author skillfully recounts the events of those years, describing the encounters he had with many unforgettable characters, including a footsore and sentimental Clark Gable and an inept Alan Ladd - best known as the star of Shane. Ladd, then a GI, did such a poor job reading the narration for Hotchner's film Atlantic Mission that Hotchner had to fire him. The author also describes his encounters with other well-known people, notably Tennessee Williams, with whom he attended a playwriting class at Washington University, and a wistful, vulnerable Dorothy Parker."--Jacket."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5994579> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:genre "Personal narratives"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/606886408> ;
    schema:name "The day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventures"@en ;
    schema:productID "50155563" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/50155563#PublicationEvent/columbia_university_of_missouri_press_2002> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Agent/university_of_missouri_press> ; # University of Missouri Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/50155563#Review/-68806451> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780826214324> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/50155563> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Agent/university_of_missouri_press> # University of Missouri Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of Missouri Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Organization/united_states_army_air_forces> # United States. Army Air Forces.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "United States. Army Air Forces." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Person/hotchner_a_e> # A. E. Hotchner
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Hotchner" ;
    schema:givenName "A. E." ;
    schema:name "A. E. Hotchner" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5994579#Topic/weltkrieg_1939_1945> # Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Weltkrieg (1939-1945)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1180924> # World War (1939-1945)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "World War (1939-1945)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/145417706> # United States. Army Air Forces
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "United States. Army Air Forces" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780826214324>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0826214320" ;
    schema:isbn "9780826214324" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/606886408>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventures." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50155563> ; # The day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventures
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/50155563#Review/-68806451>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50155563> ; # The day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventures
    schema:reviewBody ""This memoir of A.E. Hotchner's World War II experiences explores a different side of the troubled war years. Hotchner, who grew up in St. Louis, was a rookie lawyer fresh out of Washington University Law School when the United States declared war. Like many others of his generation, he aspired to serve his country. He tried to enlist in the navy, first as a pilot and then as a deck officer, but he was rejected for faulty depth perception and flat feet, respectively. Drafted as a lowly GI into the air force branch of the army, he was accepted to bombardier school. But on the eve of his departure, he was ordered to write and perform in an air force musical comedy instead." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.