The Madness of it All: Essays on War, Literature and American Life

The Madness of it All: Essays on War, Literature and American Life

By: W. D. Ehrhart (author)Paperback

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W. D. Ehrhart, called ""one of the great poets and writers of nonfiction produced by the Vietnam War"" by The Nation, here presents 42 essays, whose topics include not only the Gulf, Vietnam, and Korean wars, the conflict between Israel and Palestine, war and journalism, and American war poetry, but also junk mail, the Internet, the IRS, tugboats, drawbridges, race relations, the justice system, health care, small town life in America, nicotine addiction, the bravado of youth, honesty and American culture, the rhetoric of national mythology, and presidential isolation, among others.

About Author

Memoirist, poet and editor and former Marine W.D. Ehrhart teaches English and history at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The author of 20 books, his prose and poetry have appeared in hundreds of publications including the Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Utne Reader, Reader's Digest, American Poetry Review and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

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  • ISBN13: 9780786413331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 283
  • ID: 9780786413331
  • ISBN10: 0786413336

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