GI Jive: An Army Bandsman in World War II

GI Jive: An Army Bandsman in World War II

by Frank F. Mathias


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Frank Mathias was a teenager in a small town when the draft swept him into the army and then halfway around the world to the jungles of the South Pacific. He served in the huge invasion force in the Battle of Manila, the deadliest single battle of the Pacific War.

As an army musician attached to the 37th Infantry Division, Mathias saw the war from the bottom of the heap, where young privates lived and died. In his best selling book The GI Generation, Mathias tells of growing up in small-town America between the wars. In GI Jive he recalls the gritty experience of combat as well as the music and the homefront pleasures the GIs fought to preserve.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813190099
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 10/26/2000
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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