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The New Yorker Book of War Pieces

by New Yorker Magazine Inc (Editor)

Other authors: S.N. Behrman (Contributor), Walter Bernstein (Contributor), Janet Flanner (Contributor), Brendan Gill (Contributor), Philip Hamburger (Contributor)16 more, John Hersey (Contributor), E.J. Kahn Jr. (Contributor), Eugene Kinkead (Contributor), Daniel Lang (Contributor), John Lardner (Contributor), A. J. Liebling (Contributor), St. Clair McKelway (Contributor), Mark Murphy (Contributor), Mollie Panter-Downes (Contributor), George Sessions Perry (Contributor), Guy Remington (Contributor), Princess Paul Sapieha (Contributor), Joel Sayre (Contributor), Robert Shaplen (Contributor), Robert Lewis Taylor (Contributor), Rebecca West (Contributor)

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Journalistic accounts of World War II taken from The New Yorker which include Mollie Panter-Downe's classic London letters from 1939 onwards, and John Hersey's account of Hiroshima. Other contributors include Princess Paul Sapieha, John Lardner, Walter Bernstein and Philip Hamburger.
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An insight to the beginnings of WWII, and personal accounts of wartime actions. In "Survival," John Hersey introduces us to Lt. John F. Kennedy's exploits after Pt-109 was split in two by a Japanese destroyer. In "Hiroshima," Hersey gives us a view of the lives of six people after the atomic bomb was dropped.
  moibibliomaniac | Aug 7, 2009 |
Articles and dispatches written by literate correspondents to this literary magazine during WWII. Writing by Hersey, Liebling, Panter-Downes, Lardner, Flanner and other contributors of note. Wide variety of subjects from D-Day on Iwo Jima by John Gardner to a piece on children who had been evacuated from London to the safety of the U.S. by Brendan Gill. ( )
  seoulful | Aug 20, 2007 |
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Inc, New Yorker MagazineEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Behrman, S.N.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bernstein, WalterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Flanner, JanetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gill, BrendanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamburger, PhilipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hersey, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kahn Jr., E.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kinkead, EugeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lang, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lardner, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Liebling, A. J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKelway, St. ClairContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murphy, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Panter-Downes, MollieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Perry, George SessionsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Remington, GuyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sapieha, Princess PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sayre, JoelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shaplen, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, Robert LewisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Journalistic accounts of World War II taken from The New Yorker which include Mollie Panter-Downe's classic London letters from 1939 onwards, and John Hersey's account of Hiroshima. Other contributors include Princess Paul Sapieha, John Lardner, Walter Bernstein and Philip Hamburger.

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  • Letter from London, September 3, 1939 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from Paris, September 10, 1939 / Janet Flanner
  • Letter from Paris, October 22, 1939 / A.J. Liebling
  • Departure from Poland / Princess Paul Sapieha
  • Letter from London, May 12, 1940 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from Paris, May 12, 1940 / A.J. Liebling
  • Letter from Paris, May 18, 1940 / A.J. Liebling
  • Letter from London, May 24, 1940 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from London, June 15, 1940 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from London, June 22, 1940 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Paris postscript / A.J. Liebling
  • Letter from England, August 18, 1940 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from London, August 25, 1940 / Mollie Panter Downes
  • Letter from London, August 30, 1940 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from London, September 8, 1940 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from London, September 14, 1940 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from London, September 29, 1940 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from London, January 4, 1941 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Paris, Germany / Janet Flanner
  • A day in town / Rebecca West
  • Paddy of the R.A.F. / A.J. Liebling
  • Due credit to Hull / A.J. Liebling
  • The army life, my day / E.J. Kahn, Jr.
  • Fourteen for the navy / St. Clair McKelway
  • The spinner of bomb bay / St. Clair McKelway
  • The army life: somewhere in New Guinea / E.J. Kahn, Jr.
  • The army life: busy in Papua / E.J. Kahn, Jr.
  • Guerrilla from Erie, Pa. / A.J. Liebling
  • The foamy fields / A.J. Liebling
  • Mollie / A.J. Liebling
  • The escape of Mrs. Jeffries / Janet Flanner
  • Eighty-three days / Mark Murphy
  • Sealed ship / George Sessions Perry
  • The taking of Ficarra / Walter Bernstein
  • Busy morning / Walter Bernstein
  • Anzio, February 10th / John Lardner
  • The mayor of Futani / John Lardner
  • Dumplings in our soup / Brendan Gill
  • Young man behind plexiglas / Brendan Gill
  • Survival / John Hersey
  • Letter from London, May 7, 1944 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from London, May 21, 1944 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from London, June 4, 1944 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from London, June 11, 1944 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Cross-channel trip / A.J. Liebling
  • Second man out / Guy Remington
  • Letter from Rome, July 7, 1944 / Daniel Lang
  • Letter from France, July 14, 1944 / A.J. Liebling
  • Letter from France, July 20, 1944 / A.J. Liebling
  • Letter from France, August 4, 1944 / A.J. Liebling
  • My dear little Louise / A.J. Liebling
  • Letter from Paris, September 1, 1944 / A.J. Liebling
  • The yellow flour / Daniel Lang
  • Letter from Florence, August 25, 1944 / Daniel Lang
  • Search for a battle / Walter Bernstein
  • Letter from Luxembourg, October 10, 1944 / David Lardner
  • The fires on Saipan / Eugene Kinkead
  • Lovely Americans / Robert Shaplen
  • The nicest fellows you ever met / Robert Lewis Taylor
  • The suspended drawing room / S.N. Behrman
  • The Duggans of Wapping / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Persian Gulf command: the heat / Joel Sayre
  • Persian Gulf command: you don't fool around with a railroad / Joel Sayre
  • D-Day, Iwo Jima / John Lardner
  • Letter from London, May 12, 1945 / Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Letter from Rome, May 8, 1945 / Philip Hamburger
  • Okinawa / John Lardner
  • Letter from Berchtesgaden, June 1, 1945 / Philip Hamburger
  • Letter from Berlin, July 14, 1945 / Joel Sayre
  • Hiroshima / John Hersey
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