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Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front free pdf The definitive biography of the greatest cartoonist of the Greatest Generation. "The real war," said Walt Whitman, "will never get in the books." During World War II, the truest glimpse most Americans got of the "real war" came through the flashing black lines of twenty-two-year-old infantry sergeant Bill Mauldin. Week after week, Mauldin defied army censors, German artillery, and Patton's pledge to "throw his ass in jail" to deliver his wildly popular cartoon, "Up Front," to the pages of "Stars and Stripes," "Up Front" featured the wise-cracking Willie and Joe, whose stooped shoulders, mud-soaked uniforms, and pidgin of army slang and slum dialect bore eloquent witness to the world of combat and the men who lived--and died--in it. This taut, lushly illustrated biography--the first of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Mauldin--is illustrated with more than ninety classic Mauldin cartoons and rare photographs. It traces the improbable career and tumultuous private life of a charismatic genius who rose to fame on his motto: "If it's big, hit it." 92 illustrations.

About Todd DePastino

Todd DePastino is the author of Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America and Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front, and the editor of the cartoon collections Willie

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Author : Todd DePastino
Publisher : WW Norton
Data Published : 06 May 2008
ISBN : 0393061833
EAN : 9780393061833
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 370 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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