The Strange Land

The Strange Land

by Ned Calmer

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This is a stirring, savage picture of war. In its unforgettable description of the experiences of twelve Americans – eleven men and one woman – it brings alive the sounds, sights and smells of warfare on every level of experience. In its poignant picture of a teen-age infantry private, desperately trying to prove his bravery, the tender love affair between a young WAC and courageous officer, the ruthless ambition of a scheming war correspondent, it eloquently portrays what it is like to live, and die, in war. Seldom have the tragedy, heroism, exhaustion and terror of war been more powerfully revealed.

Enthusiastically acclaimed in the literary, military and religious press as one of the best modern war novels, The Strange Land is a moving, vivid account of the emotions and actions of men and women in danger.

From the back cover:

“The most enthralling war novel I have yet read by an American about the recent war.”
-New York Times

“As a dramatic tale of superb characterization, fast and plausible action, and understandable motivation, The Strange Land is worthy of ranking among the top war novels.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Another war book realistically done and well-written.”
-Christian Herald

“A superb novel.”
-San Francisco News

These are some of the superlative comments made by reviewers about this savage novel of what war is like – from the horror and death of the front lines to the cognac, comforts and love affairs of the rear echelons.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014173803
Publisher: SKYPublishing
Publication date: 03/01/1951
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 605 KB

About the Author

Ned Calmer is a noted radio and television commentator for the Columbia Broadcasting System. Born in Chicago, he attended the University of Virginia and began his career on the Paris Herald. He covered World War II in the European theater.

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