Canada's best-known storyteller, the famed author of And No Birds Sang, Never Cry Wolf, and A Whale for the Killing has at long last given readers a book about the most powerful influence on his life: his father. Here is Mowat's memoirs of his service in World War II, his letters to and from his father, and his bizarre tale of steering German war materials back home to Canada. Photographs.
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FARLEY MOWAT's many books, including NEVER CRY WOLF, SEA OF SLAUGHTER, and BORN NAKED, have delighted young and old alike. They have sold over fourteen million copies worldwide and have been published in fifty-two languages. He lives in Port Hope, Ontario, with his wife, the writer, Claire Mowat.From Library Journal:
In 1940 at the age of 19, Canadian novelist and nonfiction writer Mowat presented himself at the Royal Canadian Air Force recruiting office in Toronto to sign up for World War II. He was rejected as too small. He subsequently made it into the army and in 1942 was sent overseas. Thus began a lively correspondence between Mowat and his would-be novelist father, who worked as a librarian. This book consists mainly of the letters son and father (and sometimes mother) exchanged from 1942 to 1945. It may seem a little late in the day to be producing such a book, but there is something about the volume that keeps one going. The sum total is a graphic picture of the war as seen through the eyes of a sensitive and idealistic young man and a no less sensitive and idealistic father, who was blessed with an ingenious fancy, a sense of humor, and the gift of agreeable patter. For public library collections.
- A.J. Anderson, GSLIS, Simmons Coll., Boston
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Descrizione libro Houghton Mifflin, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0395650291
Descrizione libro Houghton Mifflin, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0395650291
Descrizione libro Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0395650291 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0196197