Anton Myrer





Anton Myrer


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

Died
January 19, 1996


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: 4.28 · 5,342 ratings · 417 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Once An Eagle

4.35 avg rating — 3,505 ratings — published 1968 — 26 editions
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The Last Convertible

4.23 avg rating — 1,519 ratings — published 1978 — 23 editions
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A Green Desire

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The Big War

3.89 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1957 — 11 editions
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Once an Eagle (Part 2 of a ...

4.85 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2011
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The Intruder

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The Tiger Waits; A Novel

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Evil Under the Sun

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1951 — 2 editions
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Les derniers jours de l'été...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1978
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“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

“We stand at an immense fork in the raod. One way is the path of generosity, dignity and a respect for other races and customs; the other leads most certainly to greed, suspicion, hatered and the old, bloody course of violence and waste - and now, God help us, to the very destruction of all the struggles and triumphs of the human race on this earth. My old friends and fellow townsmen: which will it be?”
Anton Myrer, Once An Eagle

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