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The Resource Newsmen in khaki : tales of a World War II soldier correspondent, Herbert Mitgang

Newsmen in khaki : tales of a World War II soldier correspondent, Herbert Mitgang

Label
Newsmen in khaki : tales of a World War II soldier correspondent
Title
Newsmen in khaki
Title remainder
tales of a World War II soldier correspondent
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Mitgang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Newsmen in Khaki is a personal memoir about the revered, longstanding armed forces newspaper The Stars and Stripes, as told by Herbert Mitgang, an army correspondent and managing editor of editions in North Africa and Sicily during World War II. After going AWOL from his Army Air Corps unit and risking court-martial to apply for a job as a soldier correspondent, Mitgang was surprised to receive direct orders from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower assigning him to The Stars and Stripes. Eisenhower, it turned out, "proved to be a great friend of a free press in the army newspaper, saving it from nonmilitary censorship, demands by self-promoting officers, and preachments by chaplains.""
  • "Whether accompanying bombing missions or paratroopers, entertaining a contessa or visiting refugee camps, Mitgang offers a poignant account of his experiences. In addition to his own reflections, Mitgang includes articles by other famous authors in uniform - such as Irwin Shaw, Klaus Mann, and Bill Brinkley - as well as the voices of many American GIs. Newsmen in Khaki also details the author's postwar career, most notably his long-running stint at the New York Times, where he served as an editor, columnist, book critic, editorial writer, and founder of the paper's op-ed page."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitgang, Herbert
Dewey number
  • 070.4/4994054/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D799.U6
LC item number
M58 2004
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence officers
  • War correspondents
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Mitgang, Herbert
  • United States
Label
Newsmen in khaki : tales of a World War II soldier correspondent, Herbert Mitgang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Greece: With the British Parachutists
  • Naples: Maria's Happy Place
  • Rome: "We're in Rome"
  • Florence and Pisa: Combat in Tuscany
  • Corsica: The French Underground
  • New York: The Home Front
  • Newspaperman and Author
  • Prologue: Gen. Eisenhower's Orders for Pvt. Mitgang
  • Casablanca: Invading North Africa
  • Oujda: "You Jew Bastard!"
  • Biskra, Algeria: The Bombfighter Bulletin
  • Algiers: On The Stars and Stripes
  • Algiers and Oran: "Sgt. Mitgang Decides ..."
  • Palermo I: Do You Speak Sicilian?
  • Palermo II: The Contessa's Wedding Cake
Control code
53900583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 179 pages
Isbn
9781589790940
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003026806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Newsmen in khaki : tales of a World War II soldier correspondent, Herbert Mitgang
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Greece: With the British Parachutists
  • Naples: Maria's Happy Place
  • Rome: "We're in Rome"
  • Florence and Pisa: Combat in Tuscany
  • Corsica: The French Underground
  • New York: The Home Front
  • Newspaperman and Author
  • Prologue: Gen. Eisenhower's Orders for Pvt. Mitgang
  • Casablanca: Invading North Africa
  • Oujda: "You Jew Bastard!"
  • Biskra, Algeria: The Bombfighter Bulletin
  • Algiers: On The Stars and Stripes
  • Algiers and Oran: "Sgt. Mitgang Decides ..."
  • Palermo I: Do You Speak Sicilian?
  • Palermo II: The Contessa's Wedding Cake
Control code
53900583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 179 pages
Isbn
9781589790940
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003026806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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