Anton Myrer





Anton Myrer

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born
in Worchester, Massachusetts, The United States
November 03, 1922

died
January 19, 1996

gender
male


About this author

Anton Myrer, who died of leukemia in 1996, was a best-selling author whose themes were America's loss of innocence and the use and abuse of power. He is particularly remembered for The Last Convertible (1978), a summation of the American experience during and after World War II, and for Once an Eagle (1968), which traces the life of a regular Army officer and his family from before World War I to Vietnam. Orville Prescott, in The New York Times wrote of Once an Eagle: "Myrer is a superb story teller....who cares about the narrative and is a master." The Army War College Foundation, which is republishing the novel this year, describes it as "a perceptive study of the profession of arms an a chilling overview of armed conflict... Myrer forces ...more


Average rating: 4.23 · 3,907 ratings · 310 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
Once an Eagle
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 2,382 ratings — published 1968 — 26 editions
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The Last Convertible
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,151 ratings — published 1978 — 22 editions
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A Green Desire
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 1982 — 14 editions
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The Big War
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1957 — 11 editions
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Once an Eagle (Part 2 of a ...
4.78 of 5 stars 4.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2011
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Once an Eagle (Part 1 of a ...
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2011
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The Intruder
2.64 of 5 stars 2.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1965 — 4 editions
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The Tiger Waits; A Novel
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Evil Under the Sun
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1951
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More books by Anton Myrer…
“That's the whole challenge of life - to act with honor and hope and generosity, no whatter what you've drawn. You can't help when or what you were born, you may not be able to help how you die; but you can - and you should - try to pass the days between as a good man.”
Anton Myrer, Once an Eagle

“if it comes to a choice between being a good soldier and a good human being -- try to be a good human being".”
Anton Myrer, Once an Eagle

“If…if I had his education, Kantaylis thought, surprised at the sudden intensity of the desire. If I could I’d study this business, read up on it, read all there is to be read about it.”
Anton Myrer, The Big War

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