A deft chronicler of the American experience, John Dos Passos has taken his place alongside his contemporaries, Ernest Hemmingway and William Faulkner. In Three Soldiers, he introduces readers to a Harvard aesthete who joins the army out of idealism, and his two buddies. One by one, their illusions crumble under the tyranny, red tape, and boredom of the military. The soldiers' reactions range from bitterness to rage, and--for one--murder, in this vivid portrayal of human spirit caught in the grip of war.
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