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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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


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About the author (2010)

Kotlowitz, a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Johns Hopkins, worked as Managing Editor of Harper's magazine and for more than two decates as Director of Programming and Broadcasting for WNET in New York.

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