The Dirty Dozen

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Bantam Books, Aug 1, 1982 - Fiction - 542 pages
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Twelve convicted criminals are trained in precision killing and deposited behind Nazi lines during World War II

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I really enjoyed the movie. The book is much better. The film flirts with the psychology and barely scratches skin deep. The book fills in the gaps and creates much more of a story. The best book that I have read about the psychology of macho, thus far. Not all of us grow into the sort of men that we want to be and this seems to include the dirty dozen and Capt. Reisman [Lee Marvin]. What is it to be a man.........lets reflect upon that for a moment....guys... 

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Having seen the movie numerous time since my freshman year in college, it was interesting to finally read the book (after 30+ years). As has been stated elsewhere, the book spends significantly less ... Read full review


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