The Greatest War Stories Ever Told: Twenty-Four Incredible War Tales by Lamar Underwood
The perfect gift for any soldier, veteran, or war buff, The Greatest War Stories Ever Told is a compulsively readable collection of some of the most gripping and illuminating writing ever penned on the subject of war.
With well-known contributions from such literary heavyweights as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Victor Hugo, and some lesser-known gems from W. C. Heinz, S. L. A. Marshall, and Irwin Shaw, the twenty-four stories in this fascinating collection will take you from foxhole to bomber, battlefield to submarine, illustrating in vivid detail the true meaning of uncommon valor, courage, patriotism, and the pursuit of freedom.
LAMAR UNDERWOOD is a former Editor-in-Chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life magazines, and is presently Editorial Director of the Outdoor Magazine Group of Harris Publications in New York. He has edited several books for The Lyons Press, including The Quotable Soldier, The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told, and Man Eaters
Table of Contents
(ix) Introduction by Lamar Underwood (1) The Cornfield by Bruce Catton (2) The Morning They Shot the Spies by W.C. Heinz (3) The Fight at the Bridge by Ernest Hemingway (4) Frozen Chosin by Martin Russ (5) Two Soldiers by William Faulkner (6) The Leipzig Mission by Bert Stiles (7) Breathing In by Michael Herr (8) The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon by Col. Theodore Roosevelt (9) Waterloo by Victor Hugo (10) Landing Zone X-Ray by Robert Mason (11) Custer and the Little Bighorn by Evan S. Connell (12) Omaha Beach by Stephen E. Ambrose (13) The Drums of the Fore and Aft by Rudyard Kipling (14) Sink the Bismarck! by C.S. Forester (15) The Battle at Borodino by Leo Tolstoy (16) Les Graves Gens (The Brave Men) by William Manchester (17) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (18) Pickett's Charge by Michael Shaara (19) Faith at Sea by Irwin Shaw (20) Mountain Fighting by Ernie Pyle (21) The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (22) The Perfect Deadfall by S.L.A. Marshall (23) Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (24) Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson (25) About the Editor