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Bill Mauldin; a life up front.


Bill Mauldin; a life up front.

DePastino, Todd.

W.W. Norton


370 pages




Bill Mauldin, an Army sergeant in World War II, fired his weapon once during the war. But during the course of the war, his bold ink brush cartoons of life on the front became the only concept of what war was really like for many Americans. College teacher and author DePastino offers what is, surprisingly, the first biography of its kind of a complex man both idealistic and disillusioned, who wrote the popular cartoon Up Front for Stars and Stripes and who earned from Gen. George Patton a pledge to "...throw his ass in jail." The book includes photographs and several examples of Mauldin's cartoons.

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Date:May 1, 2008
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