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Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens
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Oct 04, 2007

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bookshelves: 2008, pulitzer, fiction
Read in May, 2008 — I own a copy

This book took me a total of 11 weeks to read which is the longest a single book has ever taken me to read. The writing is incredibly detailed (the entire 900 pages spans three days on one base during WWII). I would probably not recommend this book to anyone. Although the book did present a very interesting look at issues of race in a pre-civil rights era (it was written in 1949). The main plot centers around the general in charge of the base and his decisions regarding the first African American Bomber group that was training on the base. The setup and the answers given by the author to the questions of civil rights were framed in a completely different way than they would have been if the book had been written a decade later.
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