One Man's War by P. M. Kippert
A Novel

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Through its attention to detail and its deliberate perspective, Kippert’s first novel delivers a precise, tense, and moving story.
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 One Man's War is a gripping novel that follows the journey of one man, Bob Kafak, through World War II. It takes you where he fought, what he saw, what he did, and how he felt. The story focuses on this single man and his experiences as a rifleman in a frontline company during the war and it makes visceral the fear, the filth, and the cold that was his constant companion. Kafak is a reluctant hero who intentionally pisses off the brass every time he does something heroic and gets promoted because he has seen too many of his commanding officers get blown to pieces and he doesn't want to be the next. He fights from the beaches of Anzio, battles up through Southern France toward Germany, facing one terrible heart pounding encounter after another. The story is intensely focused on Kafak and the six feet of ground for which he battles, purposely leaving the wider implications of the war unspoken since that was the condition in which most soldiers on the front lines fought.   
 

About P. M. Kippert

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P. M. Kippert is an attorney whose father fought on the beaches of Anzio in Italy during World War II in the famous Third Infantry Division, Fifteenth Regiment, L Company. His father never talked about the war until he was on his deathbed and then he told his son the stories that inspired this novel. Kippert has published numerous short stories; this is his debut novel.
 
Published May 1, 2016 by Academy Chicago Publishers. 263 pages
Genres: War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Through its attention to detail and its deliberate perspective, Kippert’s first novel delivers a precise, tense, and moving story.

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