Books: Private Hargrove Was Here

THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND or ALL QUIET IN THE THIRD PLATOON (191 pp.) — Marion Hargrove — Viking ($2.95).

Is the modern draftee as soft as a grape? And is the peacetime army too polite ever to tread on him? For some strange reason, Author Hargrove seems to feel that he needs this thesis to write a fictional sequel to his famed funnybook of World War II, See Here, Private Hargrove. Fortunately, it scarcely clutters up the plot, and Author Hargrove is soon back on the grin-and-gripe days of basic. While the rover-boys-in-training-camp is not exactly fresh comedy material. The Girl...

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