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The Norton Book of Modern War

The Norton Book of Modern War
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780393029093
ISBN 10: 393029093
Edition: 1st
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 1990-11-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 830
List Price: $24.95

Here are moments on the battlefields of this century captured in the words of writers who faced wars in their newest and most brutal permutation. Divided into the First World ...

Library Journal

This refreshing assembly of poetry selections and prose pieces begins with World War I and concludes with Korea and Vietnam. Welcome coverage is given to the often-overlooked Spanish Civil War. Besides including many new works, the tone of this collection reflects the times. Where collections of military writings in the past stressed traditional themes of valor and pathos, the post-Vietnam era takes a more jaundiced view of warfare. Thus Siegfried Sassoon's epic bitterness is joined by that of Ron Kovic and Michael Herr. Recommended to all public collections.-- Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles