War, what is it good for? One soldier replies, “It’s all just sex, is what it’s all about,” in noted biographer and diarist James Lord’s memoir about volunteering at age 19 for military service in World War II. In erudite prose, published posthumously, Lord describes the war in completely original ways, including his meetings with Picasso and Gertrude Stein, correspondence with Thomas Mann, and how “groovy guys in uniform are doable.” —Review: Donalevan Maines
Donalevan Maines is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
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