My War Author:Andrew A. Rooney, Andy Rooney The New York Times, USA Today, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller, now in paperback in time for the holidays. My War is a blunt, funny, idiosyncratic account of Andy Rooney's World War II. As a young, naïve correspondent for The Stars and Stripes, Rooney flew bomber missions, arrived in Fr... more »ance during the D-Day invasion, crossed the Rhine with the Allied forces, traveled to Paris for the Liberation, and was one of the first reporters into Buchenwald. Like so many of his generation, Rooney's life was changed forever by the war. He saw life at the extremes of human experience, and wrote about what he observed, making it real to millions of men and women. My War is the story of an inexperienced kid learning the craft of journalism. It is by turns moving, suspenseful, and reflective. And Rooney's unmistakable voice shines through on every page.« less
I really liked this book - just like listening to one of Andy's commentaries on 60 minutes, but longer and more detailed. I was impressed that he wrote it many years after his experiences, allowing much time for reflection. Andy has a very comfortable writing style, almost conversational. I was able to finish the book in 1 day; partly due to the interesting writing style but mostly because it was just so fascinating a read.
I enjoyed the personal accounts of the war that Andy Rooney writes about. Very interesting to hear about travel, weather conditions, etc during that time period with the limitations during the second world war. I also thought Rooneys insights on the personalities of MacArthur, Patton and Eisenhower were interesting, along with the personal accounts of Ernest Hemingway. Pretty neat to hear from someone who knew them and spoke with them.