Signed; Bill Mauldin - Up Front - 1945

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Signed; Bill Mauldin - Up Front - 1945
War cartoons with a dedication by the author, a funny drawing accompanied with an autograph

Bill Mauldin - Up Front - New York, Henry Holt, 1945 - first edition - 228 pp. - publisher's boards (without dust jacket) - 8vo. Signed in Dec of 1945 and inscribed to Jimmy Stewart - a joke by Mauldin, as my grandfather's last name was Steuart.

Condition: good.

¶ Cartoons by Mauldin. "The real war,' said Walt Whitman, 'will never get in the books.' During World War II, the truest glimpse most Americans got of the 'real war' came through the flashing black lines of twenty-two-year-old infantry sergeant Bill Mauldin. Week after week, Mauldin defied army censors, German artillery, and Patton's pledge to 'throw his ass in jail' to deliver his wildly popular cartoon, 'Up Front,' to the pages of Stars and Stripes. 'Up Front' featured the wise-cracking Willie and Joe, whose stooped shoulders, mud-soaked uniforms, and pidgin of army slang and slum dialect bore eloquent witness to the world of combat and the men who lived - and died - in it."

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