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Something About A Soldier

Willeford, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0394550226 / ISBN 13: 9780394550220
Published by Random House, New York, 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hard cover. A Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of wear to both. First edition. " A young man's life and loves in the peacetime army in the Philippines and California on the eve of World War II.". Bookseller Inventory # 006507

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Title: Something About A Soldier

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Willeford joined the Army when he was 16, in the depth of the Depression, and was assigned to the Air Corps. He spent most of his three-year hitch in Manila, "a place where interesting things can happen to a man." This memoir by the author of Miami Blues and The Burnt Orange Heresy is so brutally frank about drinking and whoring in the prePearl Harbor Army that it becomes hilarious when the author remarks, "If a man wasn't careful the Army could coarsen him, and I had to protect my sensitivity if I was ever going to write anything first-rate." Discharged in 1938, Willeford found himself in trouble with the police on Los Angeles's Skid Row, and decided to reenlist. His autobiography is hardboiled and certainly authentic, but short on substance.
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