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Bruce Bliven (1916–2002)

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About the Author

Bruce Bliven Jr. was a prolific writer of popular books and magazine articles on a broad range of subjects. Bliven began his career as a newspaper reporter and later wrote for several national magazines, including LIFE and the New Yorker. During World War II, he was a lieutenant in the 29th näytä lisää Division field artillery and took part in the D-Day landings in Normandy. Following the war, he resumed his writing career and wrote more than a dozen books for adults and children, most of them on United States history. Bliven died at his home in Manhattan in 2002, at age 85. näytä vähemmän

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Associated Works

The New republic anthology, 1915:1935 (1936) — Johdanto — 6 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Bliven, Bruce
Syntymäaika
1916-01-31
Kuolinaika
2002-01-02
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
USA
Asuinpaikat
New York, New York, USA
Koulutus
Harvard University (1937)

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Zeer algemeen (en ongetwijfeld inmiddels gedateerd) overzicht van de strijd tegen Japan in de Tweede Wereldoorlog.
 
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VonKar | Aug 28, 2021 |
Intended for younger readers, this volume gives a concise overview of the June 6, 1944 invasion of France by Allied Forces. Includes photos of some of the action. The author provides information about the training of the troops and the many obstacles that had to overcome in just a couple of years of planning and preparation.

He includes many first hand accounts of individual heroism especially of American troops. The British and Canadian contributions are given one chapter. The author was there on June 6 so he is describing what he experienced.… (lisätietoja)
 
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lamour | 1 muu arvostelu | Mar 18, 2016 |
First: This book is for the rabid bibliophile only. It's essentially a time-capsule; an article from 1973 converted into a tidy book form in 1975. It offers a glimpse into the back-end of what the book world used to (and to some degree, I suppose, still does look like.)

What I found most interesting was the statements made about how the industry would not change in the future. Apparently, the author never saw the Internet, print on demand publishing, and Amazon.com coming. Then again, who can fault him for that, in 1973?

Sadly, the things bemoaned in the work - specifically the overlooking of excellent books due to time constraints on the part of reviewers, salespersons, etc. - are still prevalent today. How many amazing books are either never published, or are never 'discovered'? Conversely, how many pablum-spewing authors ARE made household names, a the expense of these potential treasures?
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HeathDAlberts | Sep 14, 2014 |
A Short but informative book about the British landings in the New York area in September 1776. They held the city until the evacuation in 1782. Bliven went to military school and was an artilleryman in WWII, and his comments are interesting.
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