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Monday, February 14, 2011

Salinger's War Record

"It's hard to think of another American writer who had more combat experience." This is interesting. I remembered this a little from Hasting's Armageddon.

Of course, one can think of "American writers" with substantial combat experience, but they tend to be folks who actually wrote about the war. Eugene Sledge, for example, or Bob Leckie. Both featured in the HBO miniseries . . . If you haven't watched The Pacific, I would recommend it, if you like that sort of thing. But it's no Band of Brothers, just as the Pacific War was not the European theater.


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