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The Deserters  free pdf A fast-paced narrative history of World War II centered on the little-explored subject of deserters
A tale that redefines the ordinary soldier in the Second World War, "The Deserters" is a breathtaking work of historical reportage, weaving together the lives of forgotten servicemen even as it overturns the assumptions and prejudices of an era. "The Deserters" reveals that ordinary soldiers viewed "desertion" as a natural part of conflict, as unexpected and unexplainable as bravery. Men who had fought fearlessly in the mountains of Italy were cowering wrecks a year later in the mountains of France- a man who fled from tanks in the desert showed superior courage in the D-Day amphibious landings. Many front-line soldiers saw no shame in these contradictory reactions and sought ways to comfort their comrades to fight another day.
With all the grace and pace of a novel, "The Deserters" moves beyond the false extremes of courage and cowardice to reveal the true experience of the Allied soldier. This is the story of men such as Private Alfred Whitehead, a Tennessee farm boy who earned Silver and Bronze stars for bravery in Normandy--yet became a gangster in post-liberation Paris, robbing Allied supply depots along with restaurants and ordinary citizens. It is the story of British soldiers such as Private John Bain, who deserted three times but fought well in North Africa and northern France until German machine-gun fire cut his legs from under him. The core of The Deserters resides with men such as Private Stephen Weiss, an idealistic boy from Brooklyn who enlisted at seventeen. On the Anzio beachhead and in the Ardennes forest, as an ordinary infantryman and an accidental partisan in the French Resistance, Weiss shed his illusions about the nobility of conflict and the infallibility of the American military.
Leading us through the moral twists and turns of "The Deserters" is Charles Glass, renowned journalist and author of the critically acclaimed "Americans in Paris." Meticulously researched and deeply revelatory, "The Deserters" remains at its heart an unforgettable war story that, like the very best of the genre, deals with ordinary men struggling to fulfill the vast and contradictory expectations imposed upon them.

About Charles Glass

CHARLES GLASS was the chief Middle East correspondent for ABC News from 1983 to 1993 and has covered wars in the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans. His writings appear in "Harper's Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, The Independent, " and "The Spectator." He is the author most recently of "Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation."

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Author : Charles Glass
Publisher : Audiogo
Data Published : 18 June 2013
ISBN : 162064925X
EAN : 9781620649251
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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