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Kilroy Was Here: The Best American Humor from World War II

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Inspired by a ubiquitous piece of graffiti that U.S. servicemen left behind during World War II, Emmy Award-winning television journalist Charles Osgood has collected an assortment of classic stories and comic tales that buoyed the spirits of Americans who served on land, at sea, and in the air.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published April 24th 2002 by Hachette Books (first published May 23rd 2001)
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Charles
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Looking back, I'm not sure I should have expected a more coherent narrative, but it is mainly a collection of short jokes and anecdotes, with a few bits of context thrown in. Interesting content, though - it might get me to read a bit more about WWII.
Sarah R
Feb 09, 2014 rated it liked it
This little book was quite amusing and showed me the military really hasn't changed all that much. Love the American ability to get humor out of even the worst of circumstances.
Annabelle
Jan 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
Only the last story's funny--Noah's Ark goes to Hell.
Rahool Gadkari
Jun 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
Horrible book. Did not find it humorous as it's supposed to be. The stories are dull and I had to labour through it.
Otilia
Aug 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
These stories are hilarious. If you need a quick pick me up a day, read this, or read a story a day.
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Charles Osgood (born Charles Osgood Wood, III on January 8, 1933) is a radio and television commentator in the United States. His daily program, The Osgood File, has been broadcast on the CBS Radio Network since 1971. Osgood hosts CBS News Sunday Morning. He is also known for being the voice of the narrator of Horton Hears a Who!, an animated film released in 2008, based on the book of the same na ...more
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