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The Resource Combat reporter : Don Whitehead's World War II diary and memoirs, edited by John B. Romeiser, (electronic book)

Combat reporter : Don Whitehead's World War II diary and memoirs, edited by John B. Romeiser, (electronic book)

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Combat reporter : Don Whitehead's World War II diary and memoirs
Title
Combat reporter
Title remainder
Don Whitehead's World War II diary and memoirs
Statement of responsibility
edited by John B. Romeiser
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"No one bore witness better than Don Whitehead ... this volume, deftly combining his diary and a previously unpublished memoir, brings Whitehead and his reporting back to life, and 21st-century readers are the richer for it."--The Foreword, by Rick AtkinsonWinner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Don Whitehead is one of the legendary reporters of World War II. For the Associated Press he covered almost every important Allied invasion and campaign in Europe--from North Africa to landings in Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, and Normandy, and to the drive into Germany. His dispatches, published in the recent Beachhead Don, are treasures of wartime journalism. From the fall of September 1942, as a freshly minted A.P. journalist in New York, to the spring of 1943 as Allied tanks closed in on the Germans in Tunisia, Whitehead kept a diary of his experiences as a rookie combat reporter. The diary stops in 1943, and it has remained unpublished until now. Back home later, Whitehead started, but never finished, a memoir of his extraordinary life in combat. John Romeiser has woven both the North African diary and Whitehead's memoir of the subsequent landings in Sicily into a vivid, unvarnished, and completely riveting story of eight months during some of the most brutal combat of the war. Here, Whitehead captures the fierce fighting in the African desert and Sicilian mountains, as well as rare insights into the daily grind of reporting from a war zone, where tedium alternated with terror. In the tradition of cartoonist Bill Mauldin's memoir Up Front, Don Whitehead's powerful self-portrait is destined to become an American classic
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Cataloging source
COO
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1908-1981
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Whitehead, Don
Dewey number
940.54/1273092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D766.82
LC item number
.W48 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Romeiser, John Beals
Series statement
World War II--the global, human, and ethical dimension
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitehead, Don
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War correspondents
Label
Combat reporter : Don Whitehead's World War II diary and memoirs, edited by John B. Romeiser, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Manhattan to Cairo, September-October 1942 -- Cairo journal, October-November 1942 -- In pursuit of Rommel (Libya), November 1942-February 1943 -- Victory in Tunisia, March-April 1943 -- Sicily, July-August 1943 -- Afterword : Command Sergeant Major Ben Franklin
Control code
ocn213305704
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823226757
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Combat reporter : Don Whitehead's World War II diary and memoirs, edited by John B. Romeiser, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Manhattan to Cairo, September-October 1942 -- Cairo journal, October-November 1942 -- In pursuit of Rommel (Libya), November 1942-February 1943 -- Victory in Tunisia, March-April 1943 -- Sicily, July-August 1943 -- Afterword : Command Sergeant Major Ben Franklin
Control code
ocn213305704
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823226757
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote

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