Before Their Time: A Memoir

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 15, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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in this memoir of his experiences as a teenage infantryman in the US Third Army during World War II, Kotlowitz brings to life the harrowing story of the massacre of his platoon in northeastern France, in which he--by playing dead--was the only one to survive. 208 pp. 15,000 print.


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User Review  - Polaris- - LibraryThing

What a perfect and poignant book. Concise, humble, utterly frank and honest, all too human. Robert Kotlowitz's story of a young man sent to war is not unique. What is, though, is the sheer heart and ... Read full review

BEFORE THEIR TIME: A Memoir

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Novelist Kotlowitz acts as his fallen buddies' unofficial company historian of their combat duty in WW II, from army basic training to a precipitous, disastrous encounter with the enemy. More than 50 ... Read full review

Contents

My Buddies
3
Crossing the Cumberland
23
Bliss It Was
49
The Horseshoe
133
N0 Trumpets N0 Drums
187
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