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The Boys' Crusade

The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945

The Boys' Crusade( )
Author: Fussell, Paul
Series title:Modern Library Chronicles
ISBN:978-0-679-64088-2
Publication Date:Sep 2003
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Modern Library
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $21.95
Book Description:

The Boys’ Crusadeis the great historian Paul Fussell’s unflinching and unforgettable account of the American infantryman’s experiences in Europe during World War II. Based in part on the author’s own experiences, it provides a stirring narrative of what the war was actually like, from the point of view of the children—for children they were—who fought it. While dealing definitively with issues of strategy, leadership, context, and tactics, Fussell...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / 20Th Century
History / Military / World War Ii
History / Military / United States
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 7.5 x 0.625 Inches
Book Weight:0.56 Pounds
Author Biography
Fussell, Paul (Author)
Paul Fussell Jr. was born in Pasadena, California on March 22, 1924. He was drafted into the Army in 1943 while attending Pomona College. During his tour of duty, he won the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He returned to college in 1945. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in 1947 and a master's degree and a doctorate in English from Harvard University. He taught English at Connecticut College for Women, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania. During this time he wrote several books on literary topics including The Rhetorical World of Augustan Humanism: Ethics and Imagery from Swift to Burke, Poetic Meter and Poetic Form, and Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing.

In 1975, he published The Great War and Modern Memory, which was a study of World War I and how its horrors fostered a disillusioned modernist sensibility. This book won both the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and the National Book Award for Arts and Letters. His other works include Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars, Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War, BAD: Or, the Dumbing of America, and Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic. He died of natural causes on May 23, 2012 at the age of 88.

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