Books: This Is the Army

SEE HERE, PRIVATE HARGROVE—Marion Hargrove—Half ($2).

This is World War II's best book to date about U.S. Army life. It is a realistic, informative, good-natured sketch of what life in camp is really like, written with a certain cub-like charm. It approaches Army life with just the right touch of hard-boiled banter to take the sting out of it. If a book can build morale, this should.

From the start, Private Hargrove (a former reporter on the Charlotte News) was something of a dud when it came to neatness, drill, getting up on time....

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