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What soldiers do

Mary Louise Roberts

What soldiers do

sex and the American GI in World War II France

by Mary Louise Roberts

  • 107 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sexual behavior,
  • United States. Army,
  • Officers,
  • Sex,
  • United States,
  • Attitudes,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Soldiers,
  • Political aspects,
  • Foreign relations,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMary Louise Roberts
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD769.8.S6 R63 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 351 pages
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27147678M
    ISBN 100226923096
    ISBN 109780226923093
    LC Control Number2012033963
    OCLC/WorldCa808010115

      The unintended consequence: many G.I.s shifted their drug use to heroin, which was odorless and thus harder to detect. Heroin started flowing . Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, A black sergeant cries out in the night, "They still hate you," then is shot twice and falls dead. Set in at Fort Neal, a segregated army camp in Louisiana, Charles Fuller's forceful drama--which has been regularly seen in both its original stage and its later screen version starring Denzel Washington--tracks the investigation of this murder.4/5(3).

      That’s not the picture of the Greatest Generation that we’ve been given, but it’s the one Mary Louise Roberts paints to devastating effect in What Soldiers Do. Drawing on an incredible range of sources, including news reports, propaganda and training materials, official planning documents, wartime diaries, and memoirs, Roberts tells the 4/5. A Soldier's Story is the behind-the-scenes eyewitness account of the war that shaped our century: the tremendous manpower at work, the unprecedented stakes, the snafus that almost led to defeat, the larger-than-life personalities and brilliant generals (Patton, Eisenhower, Montgomery) who masterminded it all. One of the two books on which the /5(5).

    This clear-eyed examination of what randy American soldiers got up to in France from D-Day through strips away the sentimentality from the overworked, clichéd portrayal of the Greatest.   The soldiers do use sick humor; they are in an untenable position and are in constant danger, so we cannot expect them to react as they would if they were in other stressful situations like a car accident or a fight with a spouse.


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