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Liebling's war : World War II dispatches of A.J. Liebling

Author: A J Liebling; James Barbour; Gary Scharnhorst; Fred Warner
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The New Yorker sent [A.J.] Liebling to Paris in October 1939 to cover the war in Europe. The assignment lasted through the liberation of Paris and a few weeks thereafter, and here for the first time Liebling's war dispatches ... are arranged to form a coherent narrative"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: A J Liebling; A J Liebling; A J Liebling
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A J Liebling; James Barbour; Gary Scharnhorst; Fred Warner
ISBN: 9780826349057 0826349056
OCLC Number: 693684105
Description: xix, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: 1939-1940. Toward Paris : 1939 ; Merry Christmas, Horrid New Year ; Colonel Albatross ; Letter from Paris, 14 April 1940 ; Letter from Paris, 21 April 1940 ; The knockdown ; Letter from Paris, 24 May 1940 ; Letter from Paris, 1 June 1940 ; Who do not fight, but run away ; A man falling downstairs --
Part II: 1940-1942. No place like it ; Rape is impossible ; It showed nice instincts ; Dev's double ; Westbound tanker --
Part III: 1942-1943. Toward a happy ending ; Birds of my country ; The foamy fields ; Gafsa ; Under the acacias --
Part IV: 1943-1944. Quest for Mollie ; Cross-channel trip ; Letter from France, 14 July 1944 ; Letter from France, 20 July 1944 ; Letter from France, 4 August 1944 ; Letter from Paris, 1 September 1944 --
Part V: 1955-1958. Tickey-boo on Easy Red ; Days with the Daydaybay ; The navel of the Loire.
Responsibility: edited by James Barbour, Gary Scharnhorst, and Fred B. Warner.
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The only reason A J Liebling is not well known as a war correspondent is that his war dispatches have been overshadowed by his postwar "New Yorker" writings. This book gives us the World War II  Read more...

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"It's the kind of writing that looks easy, except that very few war correspondents have ever done it so well." - Charles McGrath"

 
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