Yank: The Army Weekly: Reporting the Greatest Generation

Yank: The Army Weekly: Reporting the Greatest Generation

by Barrett McGurn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555912963
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 10/08/2004
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Barrett McGurn was a reporter for the New York and International Herald Tribunes from 1935 to 1966. He served sixteen years as Bureau Chief in Rome, Paris, and Moscow, where he received journalism awards as the year's best foreign correspondent for his coverage of the French North African War of 1955 and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsxi
Part 1Staffer1
Chapter 1A Racket3
Chapter 2Making a GI13
Chapter 3Dear God, How Long?23
Chapter 4Join MacArthur47
Chapter 5Back Home55
Part 2Voice of the Soldier63
Chapter 6Thumbs Up from On High65
Chapter 7A Bastard Before Lunch73
Chapter 8Pratfalls79
Chapter 9Turn Around89
Chapter 10Smell the Japs95
Chapter 11Out of the Office103
Chapter 12The Sack109
Chapter 13The Girl Next Door117
Chapter 14GI Mind125
Chapter 15Gallows Humor135
Chapter 16Unpolished Brass143
Chapter 17That Crazy George149
Part 3Mirror of War159
Chapter 18Twenty-One Magazines161
Chapter 19Liberating Switzerland169
Chapter 20Drawing a War179
Chapter 21Closer Than Artillery Range189
Chapter 22All My Writers199
Chapter 23Scoops209
Chapter 24Send Back the Story217
Chapter 256,000 Applicants225
Chapter 26Owed to the Brass237
Afterword247
Author's Note253
Bibliography255
About the Author257

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