From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Still, it's a great read and highly recommended to anyone with even a mild interest in the subject.
And even if you don't appreciate Fussell's main themes, you will still find bibliographical references to a wealth of different combatants' firsthand accounts.
Fussell provides detailed insight into the daily lives of the average soldier, the mundane and the horrific.
This book should be in every school recruiting office in the land. This book should be read by all those ignorant fools who pipe and claptrap that ww2 was 'the good war' and we... Read morePublished 3 months ago by che handala
Fusell has a unique take on world war. 2 He was there, and he sure strips away the glamor. This is not really an action war story, as the writer is super cerebralPublished 3 months ago by Mcgregor R. Pearce
Witty analysis of the Second World War. Takes a good look at the blunders and pre-conceived ideas about the participants.Published 7 months ago by a
Paul Fussell was there. At 20, he was a machine gunner and then a lieutenant from Normandy until the Rhine. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Terry Irving
This is a well researched and documented study on social and cultural issues around WWII. Most of it relates to the US and UK, and perhaps I would have liked a more in-depth look... Read morePublished 13 months ago by A.B.C.
A Combat Infantry man -- good at that work: An intellectual; An academic; A Man of Letters; A compulsive truth teller and myth-breaker. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert Haydon Jones
Paul Fussell was well known as a war veteran who argued that war is only possible if we deliberately ignore its horror and stupidity. Read morePublished 20 months ago by C. Macauley
I purchased the Kindle addition. There were a few grammatical errors but the errors didn't interfer with the reading. I enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by LBC
When I first read this years ago, I was disappointed in Fussell's apparent "dim view". I'm inclined now to agree more with his impressions of the war I fought in, although... Read morePublished 23 months ago by flakhappy