Amid the Ruins: Damon Runyon: World War I Reports from the American Trenches and Occupied Europe, October 1918–March 1919, with a Selection of His Wartime Poetry [Gaff]


Author: Alan D. & Donald H. Gaff

Poetry, Hardcover

Despite Damon Runyon's iconic status as a fiction writer and reporter, one particular chapter of his extraordinary career has been completely overlooked. During World War I he was an accredited war correspondent―writing a series of dispatches from Europe, he followed the American Doughboys through France, into Germany, and back home. This period marked a monumental transition not only in America's view of itself and its role in the world, but of Runyon's own style and how we could come to portray America.