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A life disturbed : my Pacific war revisited, Merrel Clubb

Label
A life disturbed : my Pacific war revisited
Title
A life disturbed
Title remainder
my Pacific war revisited
Statement of responsibility
Merrel Clubb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Merrel Clubb has gathered the letters he sent his parents from the Pacific Theater of World War II and his subsequent reflections on that war and on his life into a kind of then-and-now memoir. The letters are a treasure trove of humor, anxiety, and hope, revealing a young man thrust into a war that he does not understand. Through this exceptional portal on the past, we learn of the tragic absurdity of war; of a soldier trained for naval warfare but sent into land battle with weapons he had never before fired; of command post latrines at which even commanding officers were sitting ducks; of the ghoulish trophies and mementos that soldiers collected from the battlefields."
  • "The letters describe a vivid cast of characters, from Clubb's childhood friend who instilled a love of poetry in his comrades to the hillbilly singer and the prostitute with whom the young Clubb had amorous adventures. But the most compelling figure in this narrative is, of course, Clubb himself, an intellectual who packed Jane Austen and Joseph Conrad along with his tommy gun; who used books as a fortification for his foxhole, discovering upon waking one morning that "Ouspensky stopped a bullet"."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clubb, Merrel
Dewey number
  • 940.54/5973/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
D767
LC item number
.C565 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clubb, Merrel
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
A life disturbed : my Pacific war revisited, Merrel Clubb
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Preface ix -- The Life Disturbed 3 -- Preparation for Battle -- Kiska -- Makin -- Honolulu Interlude -- Guam -- Iwo Jima -- San Diego -- Sixty Years After -- The War and My Life -- Notes
Control code
ocm58648193
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780295985367
Lccn
2005007878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)58648193
Label
A life disturbed : my Pacific war revisited, Merrel Clubb
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Preface ix -- The Life Disturbed 3 -- Preparation for Battle -- Kiska -- Makin -- Honolulu Interlude -- Guam -- Iwo Jima -- San Diego -- Sixty Years After -- The War and My Life -- Notes
Control code
ocm58648193
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780295985367
Lccn
2005007878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)58648193

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