The Road Back to Paris

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Originally published in 1944, The Road Back to Paris comprises dispatches from France, England, and North Africa that A. J. Liebling filed with The New Yorker during the Second World War. The magazine sent Liebling to Paris in 1939, hoping that he could replicate in wartime France his brilliant reporting of New York life. Liebling succeeded triumphantly, concentrating on writing the individual soldier's story to illuminate the larger picture of the European theater of the war and the fight for what Liebling felt ...
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Overview

Originally published in 1944, The Road Back to Paris comprises dispatches from France, England, and North Africa that A. J. Liebling filed with The New Yorker during the Second World War. The magazine sent Liebling to Paris in 1939, hoping that he could replicate in wartime France his brilliant reporting of New York life. Liebling succeeded triumphantly, concentrating on writing the individual soldier's story to illuminate the larger picture of the European theater of the war and the fight for what Liebling felt was the first priority of business: the liberation of his beloved France. Despite his ill health and bad eyesight, Liebling went on patrol, interviewed soldiers, fled Paris and returned after D-Day, was shot at in North Africa and bombed in the blitz in London.
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Liebling was writing human interest pieces for The New Yorker when its editors decided to send him to Europe and Africa to cover World War II. His dispatches were collected and published under this title in 1944. His personal perspective offers aspects of the war not often seen.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557781062
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/1988
  • Series: Tesoro Bks.
  • Edition description: 1st pbk. ed
  • Pages: 300

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