The Ambulance Drivers. Hemingway, Dod Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War.
by [Hemingway] Morris, James McGrath.
Da Capo Press,
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. John Dos Passos first witnessed the horror of trench warfare in France as a volunteer ambulance driver retrieving the dead and seriously wounded from the front line. Later in the war, he briefly met another young writer, Ernest Hemingway, who was just arriving for his service in the ambulance corps. When the war was over, both men knew they had to write about it; they had to give voice to what they felt about war and life. Their friendship and collaboration developed through the peace of the 1920s and 1930s, but their different visions of war eventually turned their private friendship into a bitter public fight, fueled by money, jealousy, and lust. From Paris cafes to the Austrian Alps, from the streets of Pamplona to the waters of Key West--The Ambulance Drivers is a biography of a turbulent friendship between two of the century's greatest writers, and an illustration of how war both inspires and destroys, unites and divides.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26288