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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The Young Lions is a story of three young men: Christian Diestl, an Austrian ski teacher, who joins the Nazi party; Michael Whitacre, a divorced and immoral Hollywood producer; and Noah Ackerman, an ... Read full review

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06-07This 1948 novel is an ambitious thing, seemingly designed to be "the" novel of World War II--like War and Peace was of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia, or All Quiet on the Western Front was of ... 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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