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Newsmen in khaki : tales of a World War II soldier correspondent

Author: Herbert Mitgang
Publisher: Lanham : Taylor Trade Pub. : Distributed by National Book Network, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Taylor Trade Pub. edView all editions and formats
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"Newsmen in Khaki is a personal memoir about the revered, longstanding armed forces newspaper The Stars and Stripes, as told by Herbert Mitgang, an army correspondent and managing editor of editions in North Africa and Sicily during World War II. After going AWOL from his Army Air Corps unit and risking court-martial to apply for a job as a soldier correspondent, Mitgang was surprised to receive direct orders from
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Herbert Mitgang; Herbert Mitgang
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Mitgang
ISBN: 1589790944 9781589790940
OCLC Number: 53900583
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Gen. Eisenhower's Orders for Pvt. Mitgang --
Casablanca: Invading North Africa --
Oujda: "You Jew Bastard!" --
Biskra, Algeria: The Bombfighter Bulletin --
Algiers: On The Stars and Stripes --
Algiers and Oran: "Sgt. Mitgang Decides ..." --
Palermo I: Do You Speak Sicilian? --
Palermo II: The Contessa's Wedding Cake --
Greece: With the British Parachutists --
Naples: Maria's Happy Place --
Rome: "We're in Rome" --
Florence and Pisa: Combat in Tuscany --
Corsica: The French Underground --
New York: The Home Front --
Newspaperman and Author.
Responsibility: Herbert Mitgang.
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Mitgang has a razor-sharp memory and writes in such a fluid, lucid manner that some may wish he'd continue on, documenting his postwar career at the New York Times. * Publishers Weekly *

 
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