Wartime Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War

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Pub. Date: 1990-10-25
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Paul Fussell examines the immediate impact of World War II on soldiers and civilians. He depicts the psychological and emotional atmosphere of World War II by, most importantly, emphasizing the damage the war did to intellect, discrimination, honesty, individuality, complexity, ambiguity, and wit.

Author Biography

Paul Fussell is Donald T. Regan Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of nine other books, including Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars and The Boy Scout Handbook and Other Observations.

Table of Contents

1 From Light to Heavy Duty
2 "Precision Bombing Will Win the War"
3 Someone Had Blundered
4 Rumors of War
5 School of the Soldier
6 Unread Books on a Shelf
7 Chickenshit, An Anatomy
8 Drinking Far Too Much, Copulating Too Little
9 Type-casting
10 The Ideological Vacuum
11 Accentuate the Positive
12 High-mindedness
13 With One Voice
14 Deprivation
15 Compensation
16 Reading in Wartime
17 Fresh Idiom
18 "The Real War Will Never Get in the Books"
Notes 299(22)
Index 321

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