Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck audiobook

Once There Was a War

By John Steinbeck
Edited by Mark Bowden
Read by Lloyd James

Penguin Audio 9780143104797
7.34 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Nobel laureate John Steinbeck's bracing from-the-frontlines account of World War II-now with a new cover and introduction In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.

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Nobel laureate John Steinbeck's bracing from-the-frontlines account of World War II-now with a new cover and introduction

In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you have forgotten what the war was like, Steinbeck will refresh your memory. Age can never dull this kind of writing.” Chicago Tribune
If you have forgotten what the war was like, Steinbeck will refresh your memory. Age can never dull this kind of writing. Chicago Tribune
“Even Steinbeck fans may not have encountered this collection of wartime journalism on WWII, and Lloyd James’s narration makes the wait worthwhile. His voice is comfortable, confident, and confiding as he recounts stories about people rather than events. His delivery is just right for this audiobook as Steinbeck’s purpose was not to gather news but to report the human side of the war. Some of the many short pieces are funny, and some are heartbreaking; all the people involved come across in their natural voices. Even though there are rarely more than one or two speaking characters in an anecdote, they’re always distinguishable by voice and accent. Like Steinbeck, James clearly appreciates each one of them.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: John Steinbeck

Author Bio: John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (1902–1968) remains one of the quintessential writers of American literature. Born in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, he used his writing to raise issues of labor exploitation and the plight of the common man, penning some of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century and winning such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He received the Nobel Prize in 1962, “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humor and keen social perception.” He wrote more than twenty-five novels during his lifetime.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 7.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English