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By the time my six-month deferment expired, in August 1941, world conditions
had changed somewhat and so had my ... So it seemed to me there was even
less urgency for me to enter the army than there had been six months before.
What I did tell the board was that I was in the midst of preparing for Cysmanski's
trial and I asked for another six months so that my client would be properly
represented. The gentlemen of the draft board were very interested in some of
But with only two months'leeway untilmy February inductiondate,itwas nowim-
perative to expeditiously choose a branch of service that would accept me as an
officer. It never occurred to me that I was not one of the elite. I had completed six ...
My father would sign such a lease, but when the rent-free period ended, he
would stall the landlord for a few additional months and then make us
surreptitiously pack our meager belongings and steal away in the dead of night.
Which accounts ...
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THE DAY I FIRED ALAN LADD: and Other World War II AdventuresUser Review - Kirkus
Whimsical, at times poignant memoir of the WWII.Hotchner (Louisiana Purchase, 1996, etc.) provides an example of an all but vanished "laughter-in-uniform" genre that grew from America's last widely ... Read full review
The day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventuresUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
World War II created many heroes who have been the subjects of popular biographies and memoirs. But for every hero, there were hundreds who performed their patriotic duty in anonymity. Author and ... Read full review