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Author Miller, Katherine, 1959-

Title War makes men of boys : a soldier's World War II / Katherine I. Miller
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2012
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (184 pages)
Series Williams-Ford Texas A & M University military history series ; no. 140
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series ; no. 140
Contents Prologue: a box full of letters -- Bud joins the army -- Bud goes to war -- Family and fatherhood -- Buddies and girlfriends -- Work and bureaucracy -- Public and private morality -- Epilogue: a reluctant member of the greatest generation
Summary Hundreds of novels have been written about young men coming of age in war. And millions of young men have, in fact, come of age in combat. This is the story of Joe Ted (Bud) Miller, as told by his daughter, based on the daily letters he wrote to his family in 1944 and 1945. Bud's journalistic skills show in his letters and fill his reports with a wealth of objective detail, as well as articulate reflections on his feelings about his experiences. Katherine I. Miller, a communication scholar, brings to her father's letters-which form the centerpiece of the book-her scholarly training in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Miller, Joe T. (Joe Ted), 1925-2006 -- Correspondence.
Miller, Joe T. (Joe Ted), 1925-2006.
United States. Army. Infantry -- Biography.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Illinois -- Biography.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Personal correspondence.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1603447741 (electronic bk.)
9781603447744 (electronic bk.)
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(book/cloth ; alk. paper)
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