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Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front

By: DePastino, Todd

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc., February 2008:

Seller ID: BB0257816

ISBN: 0393061833

Condition: vg/vg


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... View more info