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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User Review  - Paul Avallone - Goodreads

A great big read. A WAR NOVEL that would not be published today (unless the author was established). Yes, this story is full of fat. Very fatty. Flabby. So very much non-war stuff. But, Irwin Shaw is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alan Menachemson - Goodreads

Possibly one of the 3 best novels to come out of WWII. Years since I read it but it stays with me 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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