Three Soldiers

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Product Number: Z2255
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449880996
Narrator/s: George Guidall
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When John Dos Passos published this book in 1921, its explosive portrait of World War I shocked America. Instead of glorifying the Great War, he shows three men caught in a military machine that is as dangerous for them as the foreign terrain and the enemies they fight. Fuselli leaves San Francisco for the front lines in France, anxious to move up the military ladder of success. Chrisfield, a farm boy from Indiana, feels himself swept along as he marches in a sea of other soldiers. And Andrews, a classical musician, searches for a sense of direction and meaning as he joins the ranks. Each will be swallowed up and changed forever by a vast, faceless automaton-the Army. Based on Dos Passos' own experiences as an ambulance driver in Europe during World War I, Three Soldiers is honored as a classic antiwar novel. Sweeping in its scope and drama, it is riveting historical fiction. Veteran narrator George Guidall's reading conveys all the conflicts and emotions that bombard the three recruits.

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Author(s): John Dos Passos
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number C2905
Released: Sep 01, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419310843
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Author(s): John Dos Passos
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00051337
Released: Dec 13, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470379391
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Author(s): John Dos Passos
Product Number EB00401418
Released: Jun 05, 2014
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781440674372
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Author(s): John Dos Passos
Product Number EB00298769
Released: Apr 22, 2014
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781480483781

Professional reviews

"Intense and poignant, Dos Passos's book is a gut-wrenching and frightening tale of loss of innocence. Listeners completely empathize with the hopes and dreams of the three young protagonists, only to be shattered at their inevitable upheaval. Guidall's deeply emotional and reflective narration has the perfect range of humor, passion and temperance to best translate each character into a living, breathing entity. Softly ironic but respectful of textual integrity, Guidall brings such an immediacy to Dos Passos's haunting work that listeners are torn between keeping their tape players on all night and wishing the nightmare would end. J.S.G (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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