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A Soldier's Journal: With the 22nd Infantry Regiment in World War II

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"The 22nd is very much a part of my life and had it not been for your journal I would have had no idea of its destiny and its ending. I am very grateful to you for this experience." -John Cheever Scores of combat incidents and fascinating insights are to be found in "A Soldier's Journal." Rothbart provides unusual details of the 4th Division's, and especially the 22nd ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by ibooks (first published 1977)
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Robbie Bashore
Apr 04, 2011 Robbie Bashore rated it really liked it
For a number of reasons, I'm glad that I read this book. The first is that I met Mr. Rothbart a few short times, not long before his death, and I found him to be a delightful man. I did not know of this book until he died. One of the other reasons is because it broadened my understanding of war in general and of WWII in particular. I never liked US history classes, so this is a way I can re-learn some of what I should have remembered from High School.

Mr. Rothbart's writing was of better quality
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Aug 04, 2014 Margaret Elder rated it it was amazing
This was fascinating reading, particularly Part Two, where the author's diary entries recorded his experiences from the Battle of Normandy through the end of the war. Since this was my father's regiment, I had a particular interest in it.

Part One consists of the U. S. training and the training in England prior to D Day. It is an almost daily account.

One of the most interesting things to me was noticing the author's change of attitude from the educated arrogance and superior tone when first ent
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