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Up Front

by Mauldin, Bill

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World Pub. Co, Cleveland, 1945. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Good. Cartoons by Mauldin. "The real war,' said Walt Whitman, 'will never get in the books.' During World War II, the truest glimpse most Americans got of the 'real war' came through the flashing black lines of twenty-two-year-old infantry sergeant Bill Mauldin. Week after week, Mauldin defied army censors, German artillery, and Patton's pledge to 'throw his ass in jail' to deliver his wildly popular cartoon, 'Up Front,' to the pages of Stars and Stripes. 'Up Front' featured the wise-cracking Willie and Joe, whose stooped shoulders, mud-soaked uniforms, and pidgin of army slang and slum dialect bore eloquent witness to the world of combat and the men who lived - and died - in it." [Pub. Info] There is some sun fading on the cover; the spine is bright and unfaded. 1ST Thus.


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On Jul 10 2007, SDENNEY said:
This is the story of World War II as seen through the eyes of 'everyman GI' Joe and Willie. "He knows, as no one can who hasn't been there, that Willie and Joe, with their unshaven faces, their damp, soggy fatigue suits, their shoulders sagging under rain-soaked combat packs, are our fighten men, the guys who have been up front in France, or Italy or Burma, for a couple of straight months or years. Mauldin knows their gripes, their jokes, their opinions, their fears, and he records their talk with the most pungent accuracy. He has caught their life so vividly that it is no wonder he is their favorite." Do you remember Willie & Joe in the newspapers or Stars & Stripes? Or did your Dad or Granddad talk about them?


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