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  - Jeffrey Cavanaugh - Goodreads

A brilliantly grim, sobering WWII epic. The ending, though telegraphed, sill hits you like a ton of bricks. Superb. Read full review

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User Review  - Ron Marrazzo - Goodreads

Great story, gave me a sense of what it might have been like in Europe in the early 1940's 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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