The Young Lions

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University of Chicago Press, Dec 1, 2000 - Fiction - 678 pages
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The Young Lions is a vivid and classic novel that portrays the experiences of ordinary soldiers fighting World War II. Told from the points of view of a perceptive young Nazi, a jaded American film producer, and a shy Jewish boy just married to the love of his life, Shaw conveys, as no other novelist has since, the scope, confusion, and complexity of war.

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User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

great historical fiction, never getting old Read full review

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User Review  - Todd Kinsey - Goodreads

Shaw looks into every facet of human nature during World War 2. The book is much darker than the movie, which, according to Turner Classic Movies, was cleaned up to secure Marlon Brando in the role of Christian Dietsle. Read full review

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Irwin Shaw (1913-1984) grew up in New York City and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1934. He is the playwright of Bury the Dead, and the author of twelve novels, among them Rich Man, Poor Man, The Troubled Air, Nightwork, Acceptable Losses, Evening in Byzantium and Short Stories: Five Decades, the last published by the University of Chicago Press.

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