A collection of some of the finest correspondence from the Second World War, courtesy of one of America's most distinguished authors, the "Penguin Modern Classics" edition of John Steinbeck's "Once There Was a War" includes the author's original introduction. 'Do you know it, do you remember it, the drives, the attitudes, the terrors and, yes, the ...Read MoreA collection of some of the finest correspondence from the Second World War, courtesy of one of America's most distinguished authors, the "Penguin Modern Classics" edition of John Steinbeck's "Once There Was a War" includes the author's original introduction. 'Do you know it, do you remember it, the drives, the attitudes, the terrors and, yes, the joys?' Thus Steinbeck introduces his collection of poignant and hard-hitting dispatches for the "New York Herald Tribune" when the Second World War was at its height. He begins in England, recounting the courage of the bomber crews, the tragic air-raids and the strangeness of the British, before being sent to Africa and joining a special operations unit off the coast of Italy. Eating, drinking talking and fighting alongside the soldiers, Steinbeck's empathy for the common man is always in evidence in these pieces, and he never fails to evoke the human side of an inhuman war. John Steinbeck (1902-68), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for literature, is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the Second World War Steinbeck served as a war correspondent, with his collected dispatches published as "Once There Was a War" (1958); in 1945 he was awarded the Norwegian Cross of Freedom for his novel "The Moon is Down" (1942), a portrayal of Resistance efforts in northern Europe. His best-known works include the epics "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939) and "East of Eden" (1952), and his tragic novella "Of Mice and Men" (1937). John Steinbeck's complete works are published in "Penguin Modern Classics". If you enjoyed "Once There Was a War", you might like Steinbeck's "Travels with Charley", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "If you have forgotten what the war was like, Steinbeck will refresh your memory. Age can never dull this kind of writing." ("Chicago Tribune").Read Less
Fine. No Jacket (as issued) Private Press. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. FIRST FOLIO SOCIETY ISSUE. 224 pages. Illustrated (frontispiece and 12 black & white plates). The first illustrated edition of absorbing dispatches for the New York Herald Tribune by the 1962 Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of TORTILLA FLAT and THE GRAPES OF WRATH. Traveling to England in 1943 as a war correspondent, Steinbeck recorded the experiences of soldiers and civilians--writing from troopships, bomber stations, army bases, landing craft and battlefields. First published in 1958. This is the first illustrated edition of ONCE THERE WAS A WAR. Preface by Janine di Giovanni--one of Europe's most respected journalists. A fine copy fully bound in illustrated buckram--printed with a photograph of Ground Crews of the 324th Bomb Squadron, 26 February 1944. Issued, without dust jacket, in a fine and sturdy slipcase.
As New in In Slip Case jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Preface by Janine di Giovanni, bound in buckram frontispiece and 12 B&W plates. This is the first illustrated edition. Steinbeck joined the NY Herald Tribune as a war correspondent in 1943. Still sealed in shrinkwrap, unopened, unread.
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