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One Damn Thing After Another: The Adventures of an Innocent Man Trapped Between Public Relations and the Axis

458 pages7 hours


HIS STORY IS HERE, but Tom Treanor, the young correspondent of the Los Angeles Times, is off to the wars again. Meanwhile, of the present book, he says: “Alice never saw more different things in Wonderland than I’ve seen since June 13, 1942. I’ve rung the changes from Chungking to Anzio and written 1,000 words a day about it. Because it’s all too new and confusing, I can’t explain any of the riddle. I can only give you the world all disconnected, just as I saw it in travelling, a sequence of separate worlds, nearly as crazy, independent, and self-centered as they were in Columbus’ time.

“I have no theme but only a pocketful of pictures.”

That’s what he thinks. Well, he may not have a theme, but he has an astounding knack for being in places where things happen, a high-octane sense of the ludicrous, and a zest and zip in his writing that make his book tops in entertainment. It is emphatically the “war book with a difference.”

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