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The Other Side of Time : a Combat Surgeon in World War II / by Brendan Phibbs

Phibbs, Brendan

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ISBN 10: 0316705101 / ISBN 13: 9780316705103
Published by Boston : Little, Brown, 1987
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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 341 pages; Description: ix, 341 p. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Phibbs, Brendan. United States. Army --Surgeons --Biography. World War, 1939-1945 --Medical care --United States. World War, 1939-1945 --Campaigns --France. 1 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 113103

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Title: The Other Side of Time : a Combat Surgeon in...

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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The author recounts his experiences as a surgeon during World War II, from November of 1944 during the fighting for Alsace-Lorraine to the end of the war, when the men of his unit were among the first into Dachau

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Phibbs, now a retired Arizona cardiologist, used the "flaming tedium" and sleepless nights of WW II to record the events and impressions that comprise this engrossing, splendidly written memoir. He recounts a year spent as surgeon for a 3000-man combat command, which fought its way from Lorraine to the Bavarian Alps via newly liberated, typhus-ravaged Dachau. Both as participant and observer, his evocations of battles and the men who fought them and of the endless stream of wounded are extraordinarily vivid. He chronicles achievements, friendships and heroic acts along with terror, pain and the stupidity of bureaucracies of all kinds, treating with contempt comfort-loving chaplains, French collaborators and the arrogance of certain generals. Phibbs's compassion, appreciation of life and sense of humor make palatable the horrors he recreates.
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