Before Their Time by Robert Kotlowitz
A Memoir

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in this memoir of his experiences as a teenage infantryman in the US Third Army during World War II, Kotlowitz brings to life the harrowing story of the massacre of his platoon in northeastern France, in which he--by playing dead--was the only one to survive. 208 pp. 15,000 print.

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About Robert Kotlowitz

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Kotlowitz, a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Johns Hopkins, worked as Managing Editor of Harper's magazine and for more than two decates as Director of Programming and Broadcasting for WNET in New York.
Published December 15, 2010 by Anchor. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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After getting bucked out of a training program in order to supply his division with live bodies after D-day, Kotlowitz is thrown into an eclectic mix of soldiers in the so-called ``Yankee Division.'' His commanding officer is a textbook-trained OCS graduate and former university football tackle f...

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