Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance With Death

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Dell, 1991 - Fiction - 215 pages
Billy Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain's assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist, and on his wedding night he is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore. So begins a modern classic by a master storyteller.
 

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User Review  - sweetbetsy - Overstock.com

One day I read an interview with various celebrity intellectuals who were asked what great book do they regret not having read yet. For me it was Slaughterhouse Five. After I read it, and even now, I ... Read full review

great book!

User Review  - jgb - Overstock.com

great book one of my favorites and this one was purchased as a gift. cover was not the same as what was shown in the image on the site but thats not a big deal to me as the book itself is the same. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
23
Section 3
38
Section 4
52
Section 5
64
Section 6
72
Section 7
85
Section 8
87
Section 10
92
Section 11
136
Section 12
154
Section 13
162
Section 14
182
Section 15
192
Section 16
210
Copyright

Section 9
90

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Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.


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