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Treat 'Em Rough: Letters from Jack the Kaiser Killer
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Kindle Edition, 162 pages
(first published 1983)
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A book with a one-sided dialog of a neurotic and self-delusional athlete, now functioning as a soldier whose main function is to serve as the butt of jokes is certainly what you’d expect from Rind Lardner Sr. But what you might not expect is for Lardner to reduce the focus on humor to create a more revealing portrait of a specific man in a specific time. Generally the skill of Lardner is to use vernacular and humor to create a caricature that seems more revealing of sports or war in general. ...more