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Doughboy's Diary Hardcover – June, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Burd Street Pr (June 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572491000
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572491007
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,968,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By WD Grissom on August 6, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Haunted for the rest of his life by the death and mutilation of his friends; "obsessed with telling what I remember of my fallen comrades" of Company F, Baker undertook, at the age of 86, to memorialize his buddies "before I, too, go West". Luckily for us, his memories are rearkably clear, with the names,hometowns, and fate of his friends faithfully recorded, and his combat narrative particularly vivid and compelling.
A printer by trade, and a careful researcher, Baker would have been chagrined to see his occasional faulty recollection go uncorrected in the process of publication of his work, but the minor flaws don't detract much from this interesting memoir and valuable record.
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