Something about a Soldier

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

I enjoyed the hell out of Charles Willeford's SOMETHING ABOUT A SOLDIER. (Not to be confused with Mark Harris's novel of the same name, which I also admired.) There was much in this raunchy military ... Read full review

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User Review  - donaldmorgan - LibraryThing

Willeford doesn't candy coat anything in this memoir. He gives us a very engaging, non-airbrushed account of being a young man in the military during the great depression. However, it's not all just ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Charles Willeford was a highly decorated (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Luxembourg Croix de Guerre) tank commander with the Third Army in World War II. He was also a professional horse trainer, boxer, radio announcer, and painter. Willeford, the author of twenty novels, created the Miami detective series featuring Hoke Moseley, which includes Miami Blues, Sideswipe, The Way We Die Now, and New Hope for the Dead. He died in 1988.

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