0807130699 Tight binding. Clean covers and text. Light remainder stripe on bottom edges. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.
Declared the "best novel of the year" by the Cleveland Press when first published in 1966, Yancey's War is the story of ordinary men in an extraordinary off-the-main-track war. Marvin Yancey--short, fat, over forty, sloppy, sycophantic, cowardly--is the most unlikely recruit at a Virginia training camp during World War II. He is called a bootlicker and a toady to the army system, which he is, and all the men in his platoon find him disgusting. Yancey's upset of well-planned military maneuvers by overseeing a party that becomes an orgy and by spinning a laundry unit askew are some the novel's funniest moments. In the end, this pocketsize Falstaff finds himself in actual combat across the ocean--quivering, frightened, jelly-like--blundering his way to an irritating act of heroism.