Points of Honor

Points of Honor Author Thomas Boyd is best known for the novel Through the Wheat long considered the greatest American novel of World War I Boyd was a Marine in WWI saw much fighting action and was deeply influenc

  • Title: Points of Honor
  • Author: Thomas Boyd
  • ISBN: 9780980190922
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author Thomas Boyd is best known for the novel Through the Wheat, long considered the greatest American novel of World War I Boyd was a Marine in WWI, saw much fighting action, and was deeply influenced by his battlefield experience Later, he wrote for newspapers, and while working in a bookstore and writing the literary page of the St Paul, Minnesota daily newspaper,Author Thomas Boyd is best known for the novel Through the Wheat, long considered the greatest American novel of World War I Boyd was a Marine in WWI, saw much fighting action, and was deeply influenced by his battlefield experience Later, he wrote for newspapers, and while working in a bookstore and writing the literary page of the St Paul, Minnesota daily newspaper, was befriended by F Scott Fitzgerald, who then recommended him to the great editor, Maxwell Perkins As a result, Boyd published several books with Scribners edited by Perkins, including this short story collection, written in place of a sequel to his first war novel, in 1925 As he does in other books, Boyd thoroughly rejects the romance of war, creating situations that are sometimes grotesque, sometimes absurd, always human at their core This collection has been called haunting and like its better known predecessor Through the Wheat, should be included in the canon of American war stories.

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      Thomas Boyd was raised by his mother s family due to his father s death before he was born While still in school, he and a friend enlisted in the US Marine Corps and saw service in France, where he was gassed in 1918.Upon discharge from the occupation forces in 1919, Boyd tried several occupations before becoming a writer for newspapers in Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota He opened a bookstore, Kilmarnock Books, in St Paul, which became the locus of literary figures, including Sinclair Lewis He was urged to write and produced the 1923 novel, Through the Wheat, based in part on his own war experiences.Boyd later remarried and became interested in Socialist causes during the Depression, eventually running as the Communist candidate for governor of Vermont.

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