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A life of privilege, mostly (edition 2003)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312303432, Hardcover)
Gardner Botsford tells the fascinating and humorous story of his W.W. II experiences, from his assignment to the infantry due to a paperwork error to a fearful trans-Atlantic crossing on the Queen Mary, to landing under heavy fire on Omaha Beach and the Liberation of Paris. After the war, he began a distinguished literary career as a long-time editor at the New Yorker, and chronicles the magazine’s rise and influence on postwar American culture with wit and grace.
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Gardner Botsford led a privileged childhood in New York under the benign eye of five live-in servants, a charming and cultivated stepfather, and a mother whose beauty and wit attracted admirers ranging from Harpo Marx and Alexander Woollcott to Bernard Baruch and Averell Harriman. He married a popular and attractive girl, got an enviable job as a reporter on The New Yorker - and then, in 1942, everything came apart. He was drafted into the infantry, trained as an infantry officer, and on D day landed with the First Infantry Division on Omaha Beach in Normandy.
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