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Modern Library Chronicles #14: The Boys' Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945

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Publisher Comments:

The Boys’ Crusade is 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 kind of sentimentalism, focusing instead on the raw action and human emotion triggered by the intimacy, horror, and intense sorrows of war, and honestly addressing the errors, waste, fear, misery, and resentments that plagued both sides. In the vast literature on World War II, The Boys’ Crusade stands wholly apart. Fussell’s profoundly honest portrayal of these boy soldiers underscores their bravery even as it deepens our awareness of their experiences. This book is both a tribute to their noble service and a valuable lesson for future generations.

Review:

?No one writes about war with greater authenticity and eloquence than Paul Fussell. The Boys? Crusade is an extraordinarily powerful account that is at once poignant and searing. It is a truth-telling of a very high order from one of our finest men of letters.? Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize?winning author of An Army at Dawn

Review:

"The focus bounces around, with mini-essays covering such non-infantry affairs as the Allied deception operation for D-Day, at the expense of material on the infantry as other than victim." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

From the author of the classic "The Treat War and Modern Memory" and a decorated World War II combat infantry officer comes a brilliant reckoning with the American soldier's experience of war from D-day to the fall of Berlin.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-176) and index.

About the Author

Paul Fussell is the author of fifteen books, including Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War and The Great War and Modern Memory, which won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named by the Modern Library as one of the twentieth century’s 100 best nonfiction books. He taught literature for many years at the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679640882
Author:
Fussell, Paul
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World - General
Edition Number:
2003
Edition Description:
2003 Modern Library ed.
Series:
Modern Library Chronicles
Series Volume:
[PR 1366]14
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.52x4.68x.66 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Modern Library - English 9780679640882 Reviews:
"Review" by , ?No one writes about war with greater authenticity and eloquence than Paul Fussell. The Boys? Crusade is an extraordinarily powerful account that is at once poignant and searing. It is a truth-telling of a very high order from one of our finest men of letters.?
"Review" by , "The focus bounces around, with mini-essays covering such non-infantry affairs as the Allied deception operation for D-Day, at the expense of material on the infantry as other than victim."
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the classic "The Treat War and Modern Memory" and a decorated World War II combat infantry officer comes a brilliant reckoning with the American soldier's experience of war from D-day to the fall of Berlin.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-176) and index.
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