Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front (Google eBook)
“A deeply felt, vivacious and wonderfully illustrated biography.” —Clancy Sigal, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewA self-described “desert rat” who rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-two, Bill Mauldin used flashing black brush lines and sardonic captions to capture the world of the American combat soldier in World War II. His cartoon dogfaces, Willie and Joe, appeared in Stars and Stripes and hundreds of newspapers back home, bearing grim witness to life in the foxhole. We’ve never viewed war in the same way since. This lushly illustrated biography draws on private papers, correspondence, and thousands of original drawings to render a full portrait of a complex and quintessentially American genius.
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Review: Bill Mauldin: A Life Up FrontUser Review - David Schwinghammer - Goodreads
BILL MAULDIN: A LIFE UP FRONT begins with thousands of WWII veterans coming to see Bill at a nursing home in California where he is suffering from Alzheimer's. He stares off into space until one of ... Read full review
Review: Bill Mauldin: A Life Up FrontUser Review - Rob Lightner - Goodreads
This charming book highlights the life of a man I'd only heard about through occasional Peanuts cartoons. I suppose I had dimly known that Bill Mauldin was a WWII cartoonist, but I had no idea that he ... Read full review