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  • Once There Was a War

  • By: John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor)
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The greatest war story(ies) ever told

  • By Robert Achenbach on 07-16-15

Great stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-15

Worthy of your time. A look at the war through the eyes of a true observers of the world.

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