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Somethings 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
From Gebhard and Burkhart Books (Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

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Hardcover. A near fine copy with foxing to the top edge of the book. It signed on front free end paper. "To Joseph Merlin, Sincerely yours". The dust jacket is fine. Charles was a highly decorated (Silver Star, Bronze Star Purple Heart, and Luxemburg Croix de Guerre) He was a tank commander with the Third Army in World WarII. Charles joins up in 1935 when there were no jobs. He stuck it out and tells about the Army of the time, including World War II, Bookseller Inventory # 007762

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Title: Somethings About A Soldier

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From Publishers Weekly:

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.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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