Guard of Honor (Modern Library Series)

Guard of Honor (Modern Library Series)

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by James Gould Cozzens
     
 

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James Gould Cozzen's Guard of Honor balances a vast cast of intricately enmeshed characters as they react over the course of three tense days in September 1943 to a racial incident on a U.S. Army airbase in Florida. The reader is acutely aware of the war raging abroad and the effect it has had, or will have, on the multitude of servicemen who populate Cozzen's canvas.… See more details below

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James Gould Cozzen's Guard of Honor balances a vast cast of intricately enmeshed characters as they react over the course of three tense days in September 1943 to a racial incident on a U.S. Army airbase in Florida. The reader is acutely aware of the war raging abroad and the effect it has had, or will have, on the multitude of servicemen who populate Cozzen's canvas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679603054
Publisher:
Harcourt
Publication date:
05/26/1998
Series:
Modern Library Series
Pages:
614
Product dimensions:
5.71(w) x 8.29(h) x 1.28(d)

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Noel Perrin
Every major war...has produced at least one masterpiece. For the Civil War, it's The Red Badge of Courage. For World War I, A Farewell to Arms. As for World War II, there are numerous candidates...The Naked and the Dead, Catch-22, The Caine Mutiny, maybe a James Jones--and then there is a book that I think will one day be recognized as better than any of these: James Gould Cozzen's Guard of Honor.
Bernard De Voto
James Gould Cozzens has one of the finest talents and one of the most expert skills at work in American fiction...He is not a literary man, he is a writer. There are a handful like him in every age. Later on it turns out that they were the ones who wrote that age's literature.

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