John Steinbeck: Once There Was A War

Steinbeck’s Collected Second World War Dispatches

John with Jack Wagner, London 1940s. Source: San Jose State University

As a war correspondent in London, then North Africa and later Italy, John Steinbeck always found stories about individuals and small groups of people: kids and chewing gum, the work of Bob Hope, and the toils, blood and dangers of the ordinary soldier, with whom he felt a great affinity and love. A love Steinbeck used, through his syndicated newspaper…

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