Nobody Comes Back

Nobody Comes Back

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Master storyteller and author/screenwriter of "Cool Hand Luke" Donn Pearce brings readers into the heart of World War II in "Nobody Comes Back."Toby Parker was America's unwanted son. Sixteen years old, he was too young to enlist in the army, but old enough to know that he didn't want to return to the life he knew: neglected by his mother, ignored by his father, overlooked by everyone else. The war overseas promised exotic locations and adventure, but what it delivered was something else entirely.The war was all but over, though the fighting still raged on in pockets of Europe. Out of the critical focus on France, only one last position needed to hold: the city of Bastogne. Thrown into battle almost immediately upon arrival, Toby soon found himself wounded and alone, struggling to survive and looked upon to lead.Told with gritty authenticity, Donn Pearce captures the very essence of what it means to be caught under the worst circumstances imaginable, while having the strength and humanity to rise above them.
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  • Paperback | 255 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765310856
  • 9780765310859

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Author Donn Pearce has created a modern classic, a bookend for "The Red Badge of Courage." "Walter J. Boyne, New York Times bestselling author of Operation Iraqi Freedom on Nobody Comes Back" Excellent . . . Powerful . . . I've never read a book that captured the confusion and misery of war in such personal terms. "Nobody Comes Back" is an instant classic. "Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Dangerous Ground" The best novel ever written about the Battle of the Bulge. With "Nobody Comes Back," Pearce does for the Bulge what he did for chain gangs in "Cool Hand Luke" and what Stephen Crane did for the Civil War in "The Red Badge of Courage." "David Hagberg, USA Today bestselling author of Dance with the Dragon on Nobody Comes Back" Remarkable . . . I was up until four in the morning reading it. "General Fred Franks, coauthor with Tom Clancy of #1 New York Times bestselling Into the Storm: A Study in Command on Nobody Comes Back" This is as good as combat writing gets. Think the hero of "The Red Badge of Courage" in the Battle of the Bulge. It's unputdownable. "Thomas Fleming on Nobody Comes Back" "Nobody Comes Back" is a timeless tale of a young infantryman fighting for his life--and his humanity. Will join the classics... "Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassin""
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About Donn Pearce

DONN PEARCE is the author and screenwriter of the classic "Cool Hand Luke." His other books include "Pier Head Jump "and "Dying in the Sun," and he has written for magazines including "Playboy "and "Esquire."
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