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Officers and Gentlemen: Sword of Honor, Book 2

 
 
Author
Evelyn Waugh.
Publisher Back Bay  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9780316216623
Pages/Publication Date 336/2012
Daedalus Item Code 43706
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In this second Sword of Honor novel, Guy Crouchback takes on training as a commando. After graduating, he joins a special assault team in Crete, yet "Hookforce," an attack plan designed by officers for the men to implement, never gets off the ground. Together with Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender, the book details Guy's exploits in World War II on the battlefield and the home front. Deft and amusing, sober and appalling, these volumes form not a history but a timeless portrait of a heroic task undertaken by individuals somewhat less than heroic, and the trilogy was deemed "the one genuine masterpiece to come out of World War II" (New Republic). Evelyn Waugh produced 16 novels, including A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited (all three of which were selected by the Modern Library as among the 100 best novels of the 20th century), as well as several volumes of short fiction, biography, memoir, and essays. This fine trade paperback edition, part of a uniform series of Waugh from Back Bay, includes a readers' guide and supplemental material.

"The wit endures; at full strength, wit is rage made bearable, and useful.... Waugh's military trilogy has much to recommend it."óGore Vidal

 
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