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Books with Citations for Stars and Stripes: Post-World War II

Baker, George.
Sad Sack. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1944. 237 p.
LC call number: D745.2 .B32
LC control number: 44007951

Baker was a staff sergeant who wrote the Sad Sack cartoon strip for Yank, the weekly army magazine. The name came from "a whittled-down version of an old and unprintable epithet for an inept rookie."

Bernstein, Walter.
Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1996. 292 p. index.
LC call number: PN1998.3.B477 A3 1996
LC control number: 96012569

A correspondent for Yank, Bernstein in his autobiography discusses the many encounters he had with staff from Stars and Stripes. After the war, Bernstein became a successful screenwriter despite being blacklisted for eight years because of his political beliefs.

Berube, Allan.
Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two. NewYork: Free Press, 1990. xiii, 377 p. Ill.
LC call number: D769.2.B46 1990
LC control number: 89025653

Traces the military use of "undesirable discharges," with references to gay issues that appeared in the pages of Stars and Stripes and Yank.

Block, Herbert.
Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life. New York: Macmillan, 1993. x, 372 p. Ill., index.
LC call number: NC1429.B625 A2 1993
LC control number: 93010098

Although not a cartoonist for Stars and Stripes, Pulitzer Prize winner Herbert Block writes in chapter 10 about his time in the military during World War II and his failed attempt at joining the newspaper staff.

Breger, David.
"GI Joe" ("Private Breger"): From the Pages of ‘Yank' and ‘Stars and Stripes' from World
War I to Vietnam
. Garden City, N.Y.: Blue Ribbon Books, 1945. 96 p. Ill.
LC call number: D745.2 .B65
LC control number: 45035035

Breger coined one of the most famous terms to come out of the war when he began his cartoon strip in 1942 for Yank magazine and Stars and Stripes.

D'Este, Carlo.
Patton: A Genius For War. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. ix, 977 p. Ill., maps,
bibliography, index.
LC call number: E745.P3 D46 1995
LC control number: 95038433

This biography of General George S. Patton documents his confrontation with Bill Mauldin, a cartoonist for Stars and Stripes, concerning Mauldin's depiction of American soldiers. Includes other reports by Stars and Stripes about Patton and the war.

Dowell, Edwin E. and Leo Parenti, ed.
The Stars and Stripes, Germany Edition. Pfungstadt, Germany: Stars and Stripes, 1945. 33 p. Ill.,
LC call number: D731 .S7267
LC control number: 47024044

A history of the German edition of the newspaper, including information about the staff, circulation, administration, and the physical plant. With photographs of the staff, cartoons, and line illustrations.

Giesberg, Jean M.
Star Spangled Banter: A Study of G.I. Humor in the Stars and Stripes from World War I to Vietnam. Houston, TX: PhD Dissertation, University of Houston, 1981. 243 p.
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microfiche): AAT8125926
LC control number: None

Describes the types of humor that were popular in each of four wartime periods during the 20th century. Concludes that the presence of humor is a response to sustained fear and can be a tool for survival, and does not necessarily indicate insensitivity.

Hogan, Charles A., and John Welsh.
Puptent Poets of the Stars and Stripes. Mediterranean. Compiled by Charles A.Hogan and John Welsh. Naples, Italy: 1945. 113 p. Ill.
LC call number: D745.2.S72
LC control number: 45006035

Anthology of G.I. poetry that appeared in the Mediterranean edition of Stars and Stripes. Edited, illustrated, and compiled by soldiers assigned to the newspaper.

Hutton, Oram C. and Andrew A. Rooney.
The Story of the Stars and Stripes. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1946. xi.
LC call number: D731.S73 H8
LC control number: 46000767

This light-hearted book became the screenplay for an MGM film. The authors provide numerous anecdotes of their war-time experiences. Rooney later became a regular contributor to the CBS TV news magazine "60 Minutes."

Kennett, Lee B.
G.I.: The American Soldier in World War II. New York: Scribner, 1987. xi, 265 p. Ill., bibliography, index.
LC call number: D769.1 .K46 1987
LC control number: 86026253

Focuses on the daily life of a soldier and the vicissitudes he suffered, with references to articles and letters in Stars and Stripes.

Kluger, Steve.
Yank, the Army Weekly: World War II From the Guys Who Brought You Victory. New York: St. Martin's Press, c1991. xii, 356 p. Ill., bibliography.
LC call number: D769.2 .K58 1990
LC control number: 90037306

A year-by-year account, beginning in May 1942, of action during the war written by staff writers of the weekly. Includes letters, cartoons, and army jokes to Yank by G.I.'s.

Mann, Klaus.
The Turning Point: Thirty-Five Years of this Century: The Autobiography of Klaus Mann. Introduction by Shelley L. Frisch. New York: Markus Wiener, 1984. 379 p.
LC call number: PT2625.A435 Z475 1984
LC control number: 83027414

In the last chapter of his autobiography the author writes about his brief experience as a staff writer for Stars and Stripes. Klaus was the eldest son of Thomas Mann, the famous German writer.

Mauldin, Bill.
Bill Maulden's Army. New York: Sloane, 1951. 383 p. Ill.
LC call number: D745.2 .M318
LC control number: 51014762

Collection of cartoons that appeared in the Stars and Stripes. Bill Mauldin won Pulitzer Prizes in 1945 for his depictions of G.I.s during the war, and in1959 as a cartoonist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

----------. Upfront. New York: Norton, 1968. x, 228 p. Ill.
LC call number: D745.2 .M34 1968
LC control number: 68024264

Recollections of Mauldin's career as a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist for Stars and Stripes during World War II. He was known for highlighting the ironies and inequities of the military, much to the irritation of army commanders, especially General George S. Patton.

Meyer, Robert, ed.
The Stars and Stripes Story of World War II. New York: D. McKay Co., 1960. 504 p. Ill., index.
LC call number: D739.S7
LC control number: 60009567

Lengthy excerpts from the various editions of the newspaper edited by a former correspondent for the paper with a foreword by Omar N. Bradley and a two-page appendix of background and statistics about Stars and Stripes.

Page One: the Front Page History of World War II as Presented in the New York Times. New York : Galahad Books, 1996. 186 p.
LC call number: D735 .P26 1996 Folio
LC control number: 45036055

Reproductions of the front pages of the New York Times during World War II. Complete issues of the newspaper are available on microfilm in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room.

Parrish, Thomas, ed.
The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978. 767 p. Ill., bibliography, index.
LC call number: D740 .S57 MRR Alcove
LC control number: 78009590

Short articles alphabetically arranged dealing with the events, persons, places, equipment, and terms of the war with a brief but incisive entry for Stars and Stripes.

Reporting World War Two. 2 vols. New York: Library of America, 1995. Ill., map.
LC call number: PN4867 .R47 1995
LC control number: 94045463

Anthology of newspaper and magazine articles, transcripts of radio broadcasts, and book excerpts by American reporters and writers from 1938 to 1946. Includes references to the Stars and Stripes, biographical notes about the authors, and a glossary of military terms.

Sharnik, John and Oliver Gregg Howard, eds.
Stripes: The First Five Years of the G.I.'s Newspaper. Pfungstadt, Germany: Stars and Stripes,
1947. 125 p. Ill.
LC call number: D731.S7295 1947
LC control number: 48012639

Personal vignettes written by reporters for Stars and Stripes about their role in World War Two. Includes cartoons and photographs of the newspaper offices.

Shnayerson, Michael.
Irwin Shaw: A Biography. New York : Putnam, c1989. 447 p. Ill., bibliography, index.
LC call number: PS3537.H384 Z86 1989
LC control number: 89031019

Chapter 7 provides a brief chronicle of novelist and playwright Irwin Shaw's experience contributing to Stars and Stripes and his inability to gain a permanent staff position because of suspicions about his leftist political leanings.

Snyder, Louis Leo.
Louis L. Snyder's Historical Guide to World War Two. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1982. xii, 838 p. Bibliography, index.
LC call number: D740 .S65 1982 MRR Alcove
LC control number: 81013433

This encyclopedia for World War II has multiple entries for Stars and Stripes.

The Stars and Stripes: World War Two Front Pages. New York: Bonanza Books, 1987. 250 p.
LC call number: D735.S73 1987
LC control number: 87007166

United States. Army. 4th Armored Division.
What They Said About the Fourth Armored Division. Landshut, Germany: printed by Herdez, 1945.
LC call number: D796.305 4th .A5
LC control number: 84216691

Excerpts from World War II coverage of the 4th armored division appearing in American and British newspapers and magazines, including Stars and Stripes.

Voss, Frederick.
Reporting the War: The Journalistic Coverage of World War Two. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Portrait Gallery, 1994. xiii, 218 p. Ill., bibliography.
LC call number: D798.V67 1994
LC control number: 93036113

A glossy pictorial journalistic history of the war. Has noteworthy chapters on General George S. Patton's confrontation with cartoonist Bill Mauldin of Stars and Stripes over the artist's depiction of soldiers, and a review of the African American press in wartime.

Yank: The Story of World War Two As Written By the Soldiers. By the editors of Yank. New York: Greenwich House, 1984. 262 p.
LC call number: D769.2.Y36 1984
LC control number: 84010265

A contemporary of Stars and Stripes, Yank was produced weekly with twenty-one editions printed in seventeen locations. This book includes a facsimile of the V-J Day issue of Yank (September 7, 1945), along with personal narratives by enlisted men.

Zumwalt, Ken.
The Stars and Stripes: World War Two and the Early Years. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1989. xii, 295 p. Ill.
LC call number: D731.S726643 Z86 1989
LC control number: 88016314

Personal narrative by the former managing editor of the European edition of the Stars and Stripes in the immediate postwar period. More a reminiscing of his time with the newspaper than a history of Stars and Stripes; however Zumwalt does discuss censorship frankly, and in the epilogue includes a brief history of the paper through the mid-1980s. Appendix has a duty roster for the newspaper from 1942 to 1955.

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