Between Tedium and Terror

Between Tedium and Terror : A Soldier's World War II Diary, 1943-45

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An on-the-ground, at-the moment, true WWII tale, wonderfully and sensitively written, and chronicling a young man's coming into maturity during some of the darkest days in 20th Century history--and one of less than a handful of actual diaries that came out of that war.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 151.9 x 228.1 x 22.4mm | 592.2g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252069080
  • 9780252069086

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"The compelling diary of a young man from Manhattan during the Pacific campaign--and one of the few WWII diaries published to date... Kahn makes an ideal diarist: objective, observant, with a spicy dash of introspection. A WWII document of note." -- Kirkus Reviews "Kahn's diary marvelously captures the daily grind and abrupt excitements of the war, and from an unusual angle... His diary is special not so much for its depiction of warfare (although there's plenty of that), but as a chronicle of a sensitive young soldier's journey toward maturity. The book continuously engages as it reveals Kahn's distinctive personality and outlook." -- Publishers Weekly This bookish New York teenager's diary provided him with a foxhole of the mind. "A literate, detailed, and compelling private's-eye view of a forgotten category of soldier in an almost equally forgotten theater of the war." --ALA Booklistshow more

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