The Beardless Warrior

The Beardless Warrior

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In 1944, long before he wrote such classic novels as "I Am Legend" and "What Dreams May Come," author Richard Matheson served as an eighteen-year-old replacement in the 87th Division during the latter part of the war in Europe. His tour of duty there inspired this acclaimed novel about a group of equally young and inexperienced soldiers thrown into the fury of combat.
"The Beardless Warriors" are a squad of teenage U.S. infantrymen fighting their way across Germany during the final weeks of the war. Under fire and in over their heads, the fresh-faced young men must grow up fast if they ever hope to see home again.
Everett Hackermeyer is the latest soldier to join the squad, "Hack," a troubled youth from a hellish family background, faces a new kind of inferno on the front lines, only to discover hidden reserves he never knew he possessed. Ironically, he doesn't come to value his own life until he runs the very real chance of losing it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • Tom Doherty Associates
  • Tor Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765361191
  • 9780765361196
  • 681,910

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"Not just another war novel; it is one of the finest books that has come out of World War II or any other."--"The Detroit News"

"One of the most shocking accounts of war ever written . . . reminiscent of Stephen Crane's" The Red Badge of Courage"."--"Miami News"
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278 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 41% (113)
4 34% (95)
3 22% (60)
2 3% (8)
1 1% (2)
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