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In My War, a fine and wholeheartedly irreverent memoir, Rooney--later to gain fame as a 60 Minutes commentator--recounts what happened instead. As a correspondent, he saw combat up-close while honing his craft alongside such fellow chroniclers as Ernie Pyle and Bill Mauldin. What he witnessed will perhaps not please some survivors and students of the war, especially those who revere Gen. George S. Patton--whom Rooney charges with having committed improprieties, injustices, and even war crimes in the quest to secure personal fame.
Though the book is a personal memoir, Rooney has taken pains to square his anecdotes with the historical record. However, he writes, "It is distressing for me to note how infrequently the facts concur with my memory of what happened." (In such cases, he adds, he assumes that the facts are wrong.) Affecting, occasionally disturbing, and thoroughly well-written, Rooney's memoir is a welcome addition to the literature of "the good war." --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was introduced to this at my public library. I checked out the audio version (read by Rooney) several times and finally bought the book in paperback. Read morePublished 12 days ago by S. Breshears
Typical Andy Rooney, I guess. The story was very choppy. He jumped around, didn't go into enough detail at times. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
anyone who is interested in the war, will enjoy this book as written by Andy Rooney. was an interesting read.Published 8 months ago by flo
Excellent! Andy Rooney takes us on a tour de force of WWII. This book rewrote my perception of the cantankerous Mr. Rooney. Highly. Highly recommend.Published 9 months ago by wapazos
Thank you Andy for telling your story.thank you for adding to my knowledge of this part of our history. Read morePublished 13 months ago by David Fitzell
This book really lets you into the mind of the WW2 veteran and just how much they hated that war but they knew they had to fight it for HOME AND COUNTRY. Everyone should read it.Published 13 months ago by Jack Cusimano
This was one of the best books I've read re WWII. Better than a history book in that it gave the flavor and feelings of someone who lived thru that era. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bev Jennings
Very nice reading. Had a real sense of being there as a reporter. The action described is intermingled with the well known musings of the author. Read morePublished 14 months ago by eism