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Once There Was a War

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Compelling stories about the characters of war.

    Steinbeck's fantastic portrayal of World War II through compelling characters such as Big Train Mulligan, Charley Lytle, and Sligo in this collection of short stories written for the New York Herald Tribune in 1943. As a staff sergeant in the Army Reserves and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I related to many of these characters, for I have seen an abundance of characters during my military service as well. Steinbeck captured humanity during war and impressed me with his vivid descriptions of complex emotions, places, and machines. From superstitious medallions and the cottage that wasn't there to the bombing of a children's movie theater and the heroic efforts of Bob Hope to inspire wounded troops, Steinbeck provided a great wartime service of his own.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Short sample

    I've read Steinbeck. Anything by him deserves five stars. I just wanted to sample a little of this novel. Unfortunately, the sample ends before the story begins.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    True Steinbeck Vintage - A Joy to Read

    If there is one book that summarizes what war is like for the troops on the ground this is it. Steinbeck was a writer for the individual - the person who could be you or me dealing with a life that is often out of his control. He writes with deep sensitivity, great insight and lots of humour. This is a book I will read over and over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck brings World War two into

    Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck brings World War two into a differnet point of view and how war comes destruction it focuses on how a soldier can see the reality on the battle field rather then propaganda back home

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Great book my peeps

    Great book

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