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Brave Men

Brave Men
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Baker & Taylor
Newspapers columns reveal the journalist's first-hand accounts of trench warfare, field hospitals, destroyed cities, realities of being a soldier, and the frontlines of battle during the fighting in Europe from 1943 to 1944.

Univ of Nebraska
Europe was in the throes of World War II, and when America joined the fighting, Ernie Pyle went along. Long before television beamed daily images of combat into our living rooms, Pyle’s on-the-spot reporting gave the American public a firsthand view of what war was like for the boys on the front. Pyle followed the soldiers into the trenches, battlefields, field hospitals, and beleaguered cities of Europe. What he witnessed he described with a clarity, sympathy, and grit that gave the public back home an immediate sense of the foot soldier’s experience.
There were really two wars, John Steinbeck wrote in Time magazine: one of maps and logistics, campaigns, ballistics, divisions, and regiments and the other a "war of the homesick, weary, funny, violent, common men who wash their socks in their helmets, complain about the food, whistle at Arab girls, or any girls for that matter, and bring themselves through as dirty a business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and courage—and that is Ernie Pyle’s war." This collection of Pyle’s columns detailing the fighting in Europe in 1943–44 brings that war—and the living, and dying, moments of history—home to us once again.


Blackwell North Amer
Europe was in the throes of World War II, and when America joined the fighting, Ernie Pyle went along. Long before television beamed daily images of combat into our living rooms, Pyle's on-the-spot reporting gave the American public a firsthand view of what war was like for the boys on the front. Pyle followed the soldiers into the trenches, battlefields, field hospitals, and beleaguered cities of Europe. What he witnessed he described with a clarity, sympathy, and grit that gave the public back home an immediate sense of the foot soldier's experience.
There were really two wars, John Steinbeck wrote in Time magazine: one of maps and logistics, campaigns, ballistics, divisions, and regiments, and the other a "war of the homesick, weary, funny, violent, common men who wash their socks in their helmets, complain about the food, whistle at Arab girls, or any girls for that matter, and bring themselves through as dirty a business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and courage - and that is Ernie Pyle's war." This collection of Pyle's columns detailing the fighting in Europe in 1943-44 brings that war - and the living, and dying, moments of history - home to us once again.

Authors: Pyle, Ernie, 1900-1945
Statement of Responsibility: Ernie Pyle ; introduction to the Bison Books ed. by G. Kurt Piehler
Title: Brave men
Publisher: Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press, c2001
Edition: 1st Bison Books printing
Characteristics: xvi, 513 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Originally published: New York : H. Holt, 1944
"Bison books."
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns France World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Italy World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American Pyle, Ernie, 1900-1945
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
LCCN: 00066634
ISBN: 0803287682
Research Call Number: JFD 02-8332
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