Bill Mauldin by Todd DePastino
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Bill Mauldin
By Todd DePastino

Bill Mauldin

A Life Up Front

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Bill Mauldin by Todd DePastino

Book Description

"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. This taut, lushly illustrated biography-the first of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Mauldin-is illustrated with more than ninety classic Mauldin cartoons and rare photographs. It traces the improbable career and tumultuous private life of a charismatic genius who rose to fame on his motto: "If it's big, hit it."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393061833
ISBN-10: 0393061833
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 165mm x 30mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 6-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Willie & Joe by Todd DePastino Willie & Joe, Paperback (June 2011)

The definitive collection of the complete WWII cartoons of the greatest cartoonist of the Greatest Generation, now in paperback.

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"A deeply felt, vivacious and wonderfully illustrated biography." -Clancy Sigal, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Citizen Hobo by Todd DePastino Citizen Hobo, Paperback (August 2005)

In this eye-opening work of American history, Todd DePastino tells the epic story of the veritable army of homeless men that swept across America after the Civil War and crafts a stunning new interpretation of the "American century" in the process.

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Author Biography - Todd DePastino

Todd DePastino is the author of Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America and Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front, and the editor of the cartoon collections Willie & Joe: The WWII Years and Willie & Joe: Back Home. He teaches history and writes and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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