Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front by Todd DePastinoBill Mauldin: A Life Up Front by Todd DePastino

Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front

byTodd DePastino

Paperback | April 28, 2009

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A self-described “desert rat” who rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-two, Bill Mauldin used flashing black brush lines and sardonic captions to capture the world of the American combat soldier in World War II. His cartoon dogfaces, Willie and Joe, appeared in Stars and Stripes and hundreds of newspapers back home, bearing grim witness to life in the foxhole. We’ve never viewed war in the same way since. This lushly illustrated biography draws on private papers, correspondence, and thousands of original drawings to render a full portrait of a complex and quintessentially American genius.
Todd DePastino is the author of Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America and Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front, and the editor of the cartoon collections Willie & Joe: The WWII Years and Willie & Joe: Back Home. He teaches history and writes and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Title:Bill Mauldin: A Life Up FrontFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.3 × 5.55 × 1 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393334880

ISBN - 13:9780393334883


Editorial Reviews

DePastino’s bio serves not only as an appreciation of Mauldin’s artistry but also as a complex portrait of an iconoclast who started out as the Greatest Generation’s court jester but grew to become its conscience. — Bob Cannon (Entertainment)

Vibrant, moving, and full of wonderful cartoons, DePastino’s book breathes life into a fascinating American genius. — Chris Patsilelis (Philadelphia Inquirer)