Something about a soldier

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Random House, Mar 12, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 255 pages
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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

Something about a soldier

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Willeford joined the U.S. Army in 1935 at the age of 16. He spent time in the Philippines, in the air corps, and later at Fort Riley, in the cavalry. He recalls some of the less savory aspects of the ... 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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