The Road Back to Paris (Modern Library)

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Originally published in 1944, The Road Back to Paris comprises dispatches from France, England, and North Africa that A. J. Liebling filed with The New Yorker during the Second World War. The magazine sent Liebling to Paris in 1939, hoping that he could replicate in wartime France his brilliant reporting of New York life. Liebling succeeded triumphantly, concentrating on writing the individual soldier's story to illuminate the larger picture of the European theater of the war and the fight for what Liebling felt was the first priority of business: the liberation of his beloved France.

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For a complete list of titles, see the inside of the jacket. Despite his ill health and bad eyesight, Liebling went on patrol, interviewed soldiers, fled Paris and returned after D-Day, was shot at in North Africa and bombed in the blitz in London. Into this chaos, as his biographer Raymond Sokolov comments, "he brought himself, a fiercely committed Francophile with a novelist's skill for crystallizing his day-to-day experiences into a profound chronicle of a 'world knocked down.' "

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For 28 years the work of A. J. Liebling embodied and perfected the personal-experience style of journalism that made the the New Yorker magazine famous. In 1939, the magazine sent Liebling to Europe to report on World War II. He filed dispatches from France, England, and North Africa that brought home to American readers the war's air raids, prisoner-of-war camps, and the emotional realities of life for soldiers and civilians. In 1944, the dispatches Liebling filed were collected and published together in The Road Back to Paris in what has become a classic chronicle of the war and of a "world knocked down."

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"Liebling abroad was Liebling at the peak of his form."


--Raymond Sokolov

"Quietly, wittily, and humanly Liebling introduces the reader to the common men in and around battle, and because of that probably gives a truer picture of things than most books about war."


        --The Times (London)
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