One Man's Initiation 1917 (Classic Reprint)

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In the Huge shed of the wharf, piled with crates and baggage, broken by gang planks leading up to ships on either side, a band plays a tinselly Hawaiian tune; people are dancing in and out among the piles of trunks and boxes. There is a scattering of khaki uniforms, and many young men stand in groups laughing and talking in voices pitched shrill with excitement. In the brown light of the wharf, full of rows of yellow crates and barrels and sacks, full of racket of cranes, among which winds in and out the trivial lilt of the Hawaiian tune, there is a flutter of gay dresses and coloured hats of women, and white handkerchiefs.

The booming reverberation of the ship's whistle drowns all other sound.

After it the noise of farewells rises shrill. White handkerchiefs are agitated in the brown light of the shed. Ropes crack in pulleys as the gang-planks are raised.

Again, at the pierhead, white handkerchiefs and cheering and a flutter of coloured dresses. On the wharf building a flag spreads exultingly against the azure afternoon sky.

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John Dos Passos (1896-1970) was born in Chicago and graduated from Harvard in 1916. His service as an ambulance driver in Europe at the end of World War I led him to write "Three Soldiers" in 1919. A prolific travel writer, biographer, playwright, and novelist, he is an American classic of the twentieth century.

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Few reviewers and readers took note of 'One Man's Initiation, 1917' upon its initial appearance, but Dos Passos's personal tale of the carnage of war and his own survival as a volunteer ambulance driver over the battlefields of France and Italy in 1917speaks vividly to readers of the 21st century 'lest we forget.'> (Virginia Spencer Carr, biographer of Dos Passos, A Life, Paul Bowles: A Life, The Lonely Hunter: A Biography of Carson McCullers, and Under)

I think Dos Passos came closer than any of us to writing the great American novel. 'One Man's Initiation: 1917' is one the exciting precursors. (Norman Mailer)

I think Dos Passos came closer than any of us to writing the great American novel. 'One Man's Initiation: 1917' is one the exciting precursors. (Norman Mailer)

Few reviewers and readers took note of 'One Man's Initiation, 1917' upon its initial appearance, but Dos Passos's personal tale of the carnage of war and his own survival as a volunteer ambulance driver over the battlefields of France and Italy in 1917 speaks vividly to readers of the 21st century 'lest we forget.' (Virginia Spencer Carr, biographer of Dos Passos, A Life, Paul Bowles: A Life, The Lonely Hunter: A Biography of Carson McCullers, and Under)

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from One Man s Initiation 1917 In the Huge shed of the wharf, piled with crates and baggage, broken by gang planks leading up to ships on either side, a band plays a tinselly Hawaiian tune; people are dancing in and out among the piles of trunks and boxes. There is a scattering of khaki uniforms, and many young men stand in groups laughing and talking in voices pitched shrill with excitement. In the brown light of the wharf, full of rows of yellow crates and barrels and sacks, full of racket of cranes, among which winds in and out the trivial lilt of the Hawaiian tune, there is a flutter of gay dresses and coloured hats of women, and white handkerchiefs. The booming reverberation of the ship s whistle drowns all other sound. After it the noise of farewells rises shrill. White handkerchiefs are agitated in the brown light of the shed. Ropes crack in pulleys as the gang-planks are raised. Again, at the pierhead, white handkerchiefs and cheering and a flutter of coloured dresses. On the wharf building a flag spreads exultingly against the azure afternoon sky. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # APC9781331200765

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