From Publishers Weekly
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I had such high hopes for this book, considering we've become a society (country) where mediocrity has become not only the acceptable standard, but inclined to be praised. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Xman
Paul Fussell wrote one of the best books about World War I ever done (The Great War and Modern Memory), and a good book about the second war (Wartime), flavored by his experience... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Macintyre
The book seems to be in good condition, however while reading I discovered a whole page is missing. This suggests to me that it had been a publisher's rejected copy and therefore... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Iadora Kelley
Arrived in expected condition. It is as relevant and trenchant as it was 20 years ago. At $.01 you literally can't beat the price.Published 23 months ago by Uggamugga
This was my first introduction to Paul Fussell. I roared/snickered with laughter because he hit on all eight cylinders the prima donnas I was running into about my undergradiate... Read morePublished on April 24, 2014 by Son of Flintstone
One can't find this in any manual. This is the book for everybody struggling to understand the USA realities, both physical and psychic.Published on March 13, 2014 by Paul V. KATCHALOV
I agree with the idea of America being dumbed down. It's a serious situation and it's much worse now than when this book was written. Read morePublished on June 3, 2013 by S. MacGregor
Does Fussell make good points? Yes, many: About the evolution of education, about consumerism and so on. Is he funny? Yes, often.
But is his book actually any good? Read more