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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Fussell Narrator: Joel Leffert Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Modern Library Chronicles Release Date: September 2003 ISBN: 9781436146609
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National Book Award winner Paul Fussell tells the breathtaking story of World War II from the young soldiers’ points of view. World War II was not the glorified picture it is often depicted to be. For the American soldier it was a tiring, emotional, and gruesome experience. Fussell’s extensive details and insight help to make this story come alive. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting.”

    New York Times

  • “No one writes about war with greater authenticity and eloquence than Paul Fussell. The Boys’ Crusade is an extraordinarily powerful account that is at once poignant and searing. It is a truth-telling of a very high order from one of our finest men of letters.” 

    Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of An Army at Dawn 

  • “Fussell writes vividly and sardonically…painting extraordinary scenes at every turn…A bracing corrective…and just right for a new season of war.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Written with passion and fidelity, The Boys’ Crusade is a book that will not leave you after you have put it down. If there is a more powerful personal account of the ground war in Western Europe I have yet to encounter it.”

    Donald L. Miller, author of The Story of World War II

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About the Author
Author Paul Fussell

Paul Fussell is Donald T. Regan Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of several books. His Companion to Wartime, The Great War and Modern Memory won the National Book Award in 1976 as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award from Phi Beta Kappa. He has taught at Connecticut College, the University of Heidelberg, and Rutgers University. Mr. Fussell lives in Philadelphia.

About the Narrator

Joel Leffert is a professional actor, stage performer, and director. He toured Europe playing Salieri in Amadeus and premiered at the National Theater in London in the newly discovered Tennessee Williams play Not About Nightingales. His television appearances include Law & Order and Third Watch, and he had roles in the Woody Allen films Deconstructing Harry and Celebrity. Leffert is the artistic director of the Salamander Repertory Theater in New York City.