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Review:

"Andy Rooney's very personal, very energetic account of his World War II experiences as a reporter for the GI's newspaper, Stars and Stripes, could have used the services of a severe editor. Nonetheless, when he writes of the plight of the bomber crews and the fighter pilots, he rises, eloquent, in describing the terror accompanying every flight. For an infantryman involved in eight campaigns in the ETO, this was a revelation, for our plight was in dramatic contrast. We envied the Air Boys for the comfort of the barracks and the dining room on their return, while we went for weeks without hot meals and often without sleep and perhaps a bath every three months. His eloquence continues in his observations of the infantry's performance on D-Day and its aftermath, as the First Army slugged its way beyond St. Lo for the opportunity for Patton's Third Army to break through the German defenses. Less eloquent is Rooney's avowed lack of respect, indeed revulsion, for General George Patton. In all, Rooney has created a readable, if often times inaccurate account of the major campaigns in the European theatre. It is truly a reporter's story of war, for as Rooney admits, he and his colleagues could always walk away without the charge of desertion." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Book News Annotation:

Rooney, a popular television commentator, gives a moving and instructive account of coming of age during WWII. He tells of his works as a combat reporter during the war, with The Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper for the GIs. He gives readers a ground level view of the pettiness and glories of a mighty military machine, the terrible costs of combat, the constant presence of humor, and the ordinary people who saved the world from becoming the province of a madman. Includes b&w historical photos of and by Rooney.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Rooney's vivid, poignant memoir of coming of age as a reporter and as a man during World War II--a story featured in "The Greatest Generation"--is now available in a beautiful hardcover edition with a new chapter on the meaning of the war and a Foreword by Tom Brokaw. Photos throughout.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586480103
Foreword:
Brokaw, Tom
Author:
Rooney, Andrew A.
Author:
Brokaw, Tom
Publisher:
Public Affairs
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities
Subject:
War correspondents
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st PublicAffairs ed.
Series Volume:
no. 2000-122
Publication Date:
November 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
333
Dimensions:
9.60x6.59x1.19 in. 1.41 lbs.

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Product details 333 pages PublicAffairs - English 9781586480103 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Rooney's vivid, poignant memoir of coming of age as a reporter and as a man during World War II--a story featured in "The Greatest Generation"--is now available in a beautiful hardcover edition with a new chapter on the meaning of the war and a Foreword by Tom Brokaw. Photos throughout.
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