From Publishers Weekly
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The author's story would have greater force, however, if he had provided references for his pithy anecdotes.
This reader's problem is that the episodes are little more than snapshots and one suspects, or knows, that there was much more to the story.
After reading this I can't help but appreciate what thos boys accomplished and boys they were many in their teens.
This is the seventh book by Paul Fussell that I've read and I enjoyed it, but it is light weight in comparison to "Warfare," which is a much better book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eric Lee Smith
Paul Fussell, who gets to speak because he led an infantry platoon across France and Germany, tells of the incredible screwups and terrible decisions made by American commanders in... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Edward I.
Paul Fussell really is able to express through his writing what it was like to be involved in the war in Europe. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Keith Alderman
I believe this title is derived from Dwight Eisenhower's memoirs of WWII entitled -Crusade in Europe-. Read morePublished 14 months ago by TigVI
This is Fussell's shortest and most compressed look at American infantry fighting in World War II Europe. Read morePublished 17 months ago by OBSERVANT READER/VIEWER
Paul Fussell writes with some authority. He served in Northwestern Europe as a lieutenant during the last year of the war. Read morePublished 18 months ago by R. Schwenk
The mentality espoused is oxymoronic and self-defeating. We often hear war is unimaginable for those not experienced with it -- a statement easy to comprehend, impossible to... Read morePublished 22 months ago by agstr
I bought this book for an essay I had to do for my university. I am not a huge history fan, but I did like how this book kept things fairly interesting for me and was very true to... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Alicia Ann Allinger