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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 310 pages. Illustrations. Index. Black mark on bottom edge. Includes To the Reader; Acknowledgments. This is a memoir by the author of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award. Fussell writes about an idyllic boyhood shattered by World War II-and the way the war experience changed his perspective on everything that came before and after. His life began in Pasadena, California, a pastoral middle-class sanctuary almost untouched by the Great Depression. He went as an innocent to nearby Pomona College, where he learned about drinking and women, and spent afternoons marching on the football field with the ROTC. And then, when the United States entered World War II, the spell was broken. At nineteen he joined the army and began the central event of his life. He endured basic training, became a second lieutenant in the infantry, and, leading his platoon into battle, was seriously wounded. When he recovered, he vowed never to take orders again. His newly subversive sensibility would color all his later years, as a Harvard Ph.D. student, as a professor of literature, and as one of America's most distinguished commentators on twentieth-century life. After the war, Paul Fussell pursued a career as a literary scholar and critic, writing and editing many books on eighteenth-century British literature, poetic technique, travel writing, and military culture, together with two volumes of social and cultural criticism.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 204,  pages. Notes Toward the Reader's Own Theory of Uniforms. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 9.25 inches. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Uniforms of the Sporting Life is addressed. Paul Fussell, Jr. (22 March 1924 – 23 May 2012) was an American cultural and literary historian, author and university professor. His writings cover a variety of topics, from scholarly works on eighteenth-century English literature to commentary on America's class system. Fussell served in the 103rd Infantry Division during World War II and was wounded in fighting in France. Returning to the US, Fussell wrote extensively and held several faculty positions, most prominently at Rutgers University (1955-1983) in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (1983-1994). He is best known for his writings about War, which explore what he felt was the gap between the romantic myth and reality of war; he made a "career out of refusing to disguise it or elevate it"