A Life Up Front
ISBN10: 0393334880 ISBN13: 9780393334883 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: May 11 2009 Pages: 370 Weight: 0.76lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.25" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
A self-described desert rat who rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-two, Bill Mauldin used flashing black brush lines and sardonic captions to capture the world of the American combat soldier in World War II. His cartoon dogfaces, Willie and Joe, appeared in Stars and Stripes and hundreds of newspapers back home, bearing grim witness to life in the foxhole. We ve never viewed war in the same way since. This lushly illustrated biography draws on private papers, correspondence, and thousands of original drawings to render a full portrait of a complex and quintessentially American genius."