How I Earned the Ruptured Duck

From Brooklyn to Berchtesgaden in World War II
Texas A & M University Press
  • erschienen am 31. Dezember 2003
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 192 Seiten
978-1-58544-299-7 (ISBN)
Twenty years old when he entered the army in 1941, Leo Bogart was one of sixteen million Americans who served with the armed forces during World War II. In numerous letters home, he provided a glimpse into the mind of a young American intellectual whose wartime journey carried him from New York to Germany and from adolescence to personal experience of the world's complexities. After a stint in the Army Signal Corps' enlisted reserve, he was inducted into active duty and sent to the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), after which he was assigned to Signal Intelligence. The war led him to the battle for Europe and finally to troubling confrontations with the defeated enemy. In 1945 Bogart was honorably discharged and, like millions of veterans, awarded a small gilt lapel pin bearing the stylized head of an eagle, nicknamed 'the ruptured duck." By showing how life moved from hour to hour and day by day, Bogart illuminates aspects of the war that cannot be found in military histories focused on the marshaling of forces, the capture of cities, and the casualty counts.
  • Englisch
  • College Station
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
5 b&w photographs, 2 maps, index
  • Höhe: 247 mm
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  • Breite: 157 mm
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  • Dicke: 18 mm
  • 440 gr
978-1-58544-299-7 (9781585442997)
1585442992 (1585442992)
After leaving the army, Leo Bogart earned a doctorate from the University of Chicago and went on to pursue a career in applied sociology. He has been president of the American and World Associations for Public Opinion Research. For many years he served as executive vice president and general manager of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau. He is currently a business consultant and lives in New York City.
"Well written and really a quite unique view of the author's war experience. . . . excellent observations on war damage and the impact of the war on the English and European populations, men, women and children. There are very few behind-the-lines kinds of books like this."--Daniel R. Beaver, University of Cincinnati

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