"The Good War"

An Oral History of World War Two

Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
"The Good War"
Print
Personal narratives of 121 persons involved in World War II.

Publisher: New York : New Press, c1984
ISBN: 9781565843431
1565843436
Branch Call Number: 940.54 T
Characteristics: xv, 589 p. ; 21 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Quotes

Add a Quote

Jun 06, 2010
  • ndp21f rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Of my generation, out of a hundred that went to fight, three came back. Three percent. One should not ask those of us who remained alive what war means to them.

[...] I look at my children and grandchildren and I think: only centimeters decided whether they should be on this earth or not. Whether the bullet went that way or this way. They don't understand that they live life on this earth quite by accident. It was quite natural that I wouldn't be alive. But I lived and they happened. They can't understand that.

[...] In my short story, I recollect a phrase: "The bullet that killed us today goes into the death of centuries and generations, killing life which didn't come to exist yet."

I was the only one from our class who went to the front who remained alive after the war. What else is there to say?

Grigori Baklanov

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

No similar edition of this title was found at NYPL.

Try searching for "The Good War" to see if NYPL owns related versions of the work.


Suggest for Purchase

  Loading...

Buy It Now

Support your library, keep it forever!

View Purchase Options Learn more about this program

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

"The Good War"
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008
"The Good War"

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.


I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings


Recommendations

  Loading...
[]
[]