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Our war for the world : a memoir of life and death on the front lines in WWII
Phibbs, Brendan.
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Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
ix, 341 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: The other side of time. 1st ed. Boston : Little Brown, 1987.
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D807.U6 P49 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A Memoir of Life and Death on the Front Lines in WWII An American combat surgeon's riveting and eloquent eyewitness account of battle in France and Germany during World War II.

Author Notes

Brendan Phibbs is Professor of Clinical Medicine, Section of Cardiology, at the University of Arizona Medical Center. He is also Chief of Medicine and Director of Cardiology at Padre Kino Community Hospital in Tucson. He received an L.A. Regional PEN Award for nonfiction for this memoir

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Editionp. v
Prefacep. vii
1 Dialogue with a Box; Antigonep. 3
2 Don't Volunteerp. 23
3 The Decent Armyp. 27
4 Metamorphosisp. 32
5 Biology of an Army: A Parable of Dolphinsp. 45
6 Enter the Colonelp. 67
7 A Small Detachmentp. 70
8 Finally, Bloodp. 72
9 Tribute to an Armyp. 101
10 Christmas 1944p. 104
11 Love in Lorrainep. 115
12 Herrlisheim: Diary of a Battlep. 117
13 Colmarp. 164
14 The Captain's Storyp. 195
15 Pictures on an Expeditionp. 203
16 Over the River and through the Woods: Hoka-Hey!p. 232
17 An Easy Leapp. 256
18 The Chambered Nautilusp. 279
19 This Is the Way a War Endsp. 300
20 The Concentration Campsp. 315
21 Long after Clausewitzp. 337