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Hemingway at War : Ernest Hemingway's Adventures as a World War II Correspondent
by Terry Mort


Overview - Obviously he was a little late in arriving. Why did he go? He had resisted this kind of journalism for much of the early period of the war, but when he finally decided to go, he threw himself into the thick of events and so became a conduit to understanding some of the major events and characters of the war He flew missions with the RAF (in part to gather material for a novel); he went on a landing craft on Omaha Beach on D-Day; he went on to involve himself in the French Resistance forces in France and famously rode into the still dangerous streets of liberated Paris.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Obviously he was a little late in arriving. Why did he go? He had resisted this kind of journalism for much of the early period of the war, but when he finally decided to go, he threw himself into the thick of events and so became a conduit to understanding some of the major events and characters of the war He flew missions with the RAF (in part to gather material for a novel); he went on a landing craft on Omaha Beach on D-Day; he went on to involve himself in the French Resistance forces in France and famously rode into the still dangerous streets of liberated Paris. And he was at the German Siegfried line for the horrendous killing ground of the Huertgen Forest, in which his favored 22nd Regiment lost nearly man they sent into the fight. After that tragedy, it came to be argued, he was never the same This invigorating narrative is also, in a parallel fashion, an investigation into Hemingway's subsequent work--much of it stemming from his wartime experience--which shaped the latter stages of his career in dramatic fashion.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781681772479
  • ISBN-10: 1681772477
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publish Date: December 2016
  • Page Count: 312
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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