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Take A Rifle From A Dead Man
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There is little I can say about this story, I've read books that were apparently based on real life events that were to me, anything but. This book has the feel of real events, I have lived through the period of the wartime and post war events described, and visited many of the places mentioned. The gritty feel of the story is seriously disturbing, and I can truthfully say I have seldom been so moved by a story. This is not a book for the faint hearted, There are no punches pulled. The authenticity of the hardship and stresses makes no allowances for finer feelings. The instances where kindness is shown in the early years only highlight the brutality of survival during a period when dog really did eat dog.I could not put this book down.
For those of you who listened to and enjoyed my recent interview with John Edgar Wideman and want more information about his appearance at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Festival, he will receive the Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature at the 25th annual Festival on October 30. For more information you can consult the Festival website, fscottfestival.org.
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