A Life of Privilege, Mostly

A Life of Privilege, Mostly

Gardner Botsford

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 0312303432

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Gardner Botsford tells the fascinating and humorous story of his W.W. II experiences, from his assignment to the infantry due to a paperwork error to a fearful trans-Atlantic crossing on the Queen Mary, to landing under heavy fire on Omaha Beach and the Liberation of Paris. After the war, he began a distinguished literary career as a long-time editor at the New Yorker, and chronicles the magazine’s rise and influence on postwar American culture with wit and grace.














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