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Product Details

  • Audio CD: 585 pages
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company; Unabridged; 9.75 hours edition (March 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 162231171X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1622311712
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,474,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A powerful narrative of the dark side of American combat in the Pacific theater and the persistence of resulting injuries decades after the war ended.”
      —Kirkus

(Kirkus)

“Excellently performed by Pete Larkin.”
      —BookPage

(BookPage)

“Portrays not only the battles of war, but the lasting impact they had on the lives of those who served, and the dark memories they would have to carry for the rest of their lives. Highly recommended.”
      —Library Bookwatch

(Library Bookwatch)

“Mulligan is that rare thing: a book propelled into being by heartfelt urgency and prodigious skill, a mission truly accomplished.”
      —Minneapolis Star Tribune

(Minneapolis Star Tribune)

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“Through deep and sensitive interviewing, Dale Maharidge has achieved what many have previously thought impossible: he has opened up the ‘silent generation’ of World War Two veterans and enabled them to tell their stories. These veterans . . . break your heart and win it all at once. . . . An entirely fresh look at ‘The Good War’ that may well change our view of it forever.”
      —Helen Benedict, author of The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq and Sand Queen

(Helen Benedict)

More About the Author

In March 2013, "Bringing Mulligan Home/The Other Side of the Good War" will come out. You can go to my Amazon author page(click the link above the word "biography" and my picture on the top left of this block of text) to find a video I made about it. This is my 10th book and the most personal one of them all. It's a 12-year quest to learn of my father's war from the last survivors from his U.S. Marine unit. I discovered that my father suffered severe blast concussion and learned that is why he was so messed up. I also went to Okinawa to find the families of men I believed he may have killed, to return Japanese items with names on them that Dad brought home. In August, my first fiction was published. "Leapers" is an Amazon Kindle Single. There is also a video about that and you can see it right on the Amazon page for the book.

Later in the Spring, the paperback of "Someplace Like America / Tales from the New Great Depression" will come out. Bruce Springsteen wrote a foreword. This book is about our 30 years of covering workers. We bring the story up to the present grim time for so many millions of Americans. We update the stories of the homeless we found back in the 1980s and found out how they are doing today.

I have several Facebook pages. The author one: Go to Facebook and type in "Dale Dimitro Maharidge." Others: "Someplace Like America: The Book" and "Bringing Mulligan Home." If you are not a Facebook member, you can still view the pages typing in the titles, plus "Facebook", in Google.

Also in FB:

"The Last Great American Hobo by Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson"

"And their Children After Them By Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson"


Dale Maharidge - December 19, 2012

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These are the men - and families - who Dale Maharidge looks at in his new book, "Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War".
Jill Meyer
I just finished reading "Bringing Mulligan Home" and I feel compelled to say how much I enjoyed this book.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Jill Meyer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 16, 2013
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We've all seen references in books about WW2 of servicemen who were said to have had a "good war". The term seems to imply those soldiers - mostly officers - who spent their war years in either London or Washington, staying out of the line-of-fire and having a good time while doing so. Those are not the men who returned to their families carrying horrific images of friends being blown to pieces on beaches, the cold-blooded murder of civilians - including women and children - and bearing other traumas of war duty. These men, who suffered from what we later called "PTSD", were sent home with little or no psychological help. These are the men - and families - who Dale Maharidge looks at in his new book, "Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War".

In examining these soldiers, Maharidge begins with his own father. Steve Maharidge, from an immigrant Russian family living in Cleveland, joined the Marines at 19 and after training at Parris Island, was sent to fight in the Pacific Theater. Specifically, on Guam, Guadalcanal, and, most importantly, Okinawa. He was one of the Marines sent in the invasion force on the Japanese island in the late Spring of 1945. Once on the island, as a part of "Love Company", Maharidge and his men were sent to move north on the long, skinny island, fighting Japanese soldiers for every mile. And along the battle lines were native Okinawans, civilians who were forced to leave their homes and hide in caves and hills, often being fatally displaced by Japanese soldiers. The plan was to use Okinawa as a "staging area" for the Allied invasion of the Japanese home islands, scheduled to begin on November 1, 1945.

Steve Maharidge was injured by a blast in a local tomb building.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jim Sciaretta on March 15, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I am a son of the "Greatest Generation". I am also a son of a front line Pacific War vet who served in four major campaigns, including Okinawa. Dale Maharidge has painstakingly researched his father's story of front line service and in telling that story he has told me a piece of my father's story. For that, I am grateful. My father served in the 77TH Infantry Division and only a handful of his original company survived the war. Like most veterans of WWII, he came home, raised a family, worked hard and never spoke of his experiences in the Pacific. He died many years ago and brought his untold story to his grave. I have been on a ten year journey trying to uncover my father's history and Mr. Maharidge has filled in many of the blank areas. Although Dale Maharidge and I would probably disagree about some of the issues surrounding America's role in the world and the idea of "just war", we do agree that there can never be a "good" war, that the realities of combat are much more brutal and dehumanizing than ever imagined by the uninitiated, that good people can be driven to do unspeakable evil and that all those who actually experience combat are wounded to their core. This is an important story that needs to be read.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ronald T. Roseborough VINE VOICE on March 11, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is one man's journey to honor his father's memory and that of his father's friend lost on a battlefield in the Pacific. At the same time the author is attempting to find the reasons for his father's periods of rage and his inability to communicate with his family, what he had witnessed on those war ravaged islands. If you know a veteran who has returned from war, any war, and refuses to talk about his experiences, you should read this book. If you have any illusions about war being good, or honorable, or just, you should read this book. If you think of the cost of war only in terms of dollars and cents or material items, you should read this book. If you think war ends when when a piece of paper is signed or the last bullets stop whizzing over the battlefield, you should read this book. The cost of war is not only measured by the casualties lying on the battlefield. It continues to be measured by countless veterans and their families who must deal with the trauma and destruction forced upon their lives by senseless and often unimaginable violence. Be prepared for some raw language and descriptions of war in it's stark and brutal reality. The descriptions of the violence, by men who stood toe to toe with the horror of it, is not a pretty thing. The necessity for these men to relieve themselves of the burdens they have carried from the battlefields is real and needed. This is a deeply moving book that cuts to the bone. Book provided for review by the well read folks at Library Thing and the publisher, Public Affairs.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By William C. Hagen on February 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book may not make you feel good but it will make you feel. It will make you feel the love felt for a father; love expressed in the unrelenting quest to exorcise the demons that possessed his father's mind since the day on Okinawa when a friend, Mulligan, died. It will make you feel the fear, the anguish, the despair and helplessness of young marines fighting for their lives and blindly following the orders of leaders not fully qualified to lead. And the guilt or psychotic lack of remorse for deeds committed because there seemed to be no alternatives. You will almost hear the tapping as the enemy soldiers arm their grenades and the twang as an empty clip is ejected from an M-1 Garand. It will make you feel the emotions of old men who were once the young marines stripped of innocence on far off Pacific islands. You will almost feel their memories emerge after being dulled by alcohol, dementia, obsessive emersion in career or, all too seldom, the over-riding love of family. It will make you feel the brutality of war and make you a believer in the adage that the only good war is one that is over.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dale Maharidge has written a masterpiece. With his pen, he has pierced a festering wound and released a torrent of puss and blood and maggots. In the first part, he recounts memories of his father, memories of explosive rage mixed with camping trips, the rumble of metal working tools and pleasant times. Always in the background was a picture tacked on the wall of his father's shop of he and a marine friend taken long ago.
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