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This page features complete audio versions of selected chapters. The podcasts include the author reading aloud the selected chapters, interspersed with the actual voices of the men Joe served with. Also offered are selected audio snippets of the interview exerpts featured in the text of the book, so that visitors may choose to listen to audio extracts as smaller separate files. Optionally, visitors can play the audio snippets to hear the relevant portions of the interviews and hear the speakers go beyond the bounds of what appears in the printed book.

Podcasts

[ .swf or .mp3 ] Radio Interview This interview, conducted by "North Shore Now" radio host Jacky Ankeles, originally aired on radio station North Shore 104.9 FM (WBOQ) and The Legends 1450 AM (WNBP). Copyright 2009 by North Shore Radio. Reproduced by permission; all rights reserved. (30 MB)

[ .swf ] Radio Interview Author interview with Jordan Rich on WBZ News Radio 1030 AM, Boston. (17 minutes)

[ .swf or .mp3 ] "Up Front" (the Preface) read by Joseph E. Garland. (Includes a new introduction to the preface, by the author.) (7 MB, 9 minutes)

[ .swf or .mp3 ] Chapter 5: The Underbelly  complete audio version, pages 126-167 , read by Joseph E. Garland, interspersed with buddies' voices (69 MB, 1 hour and 40 minutes)

[ .swf or .mp3 ] Chapter 6: Whale on the Beach  complete audio version, pages 168-207 , read by Joseph E. Garland, interspersed with buddies' voices (73 MB, 1 hour and 45 minutes)

[ .swf or .mp3 ] Chapter 16: Dachau  complete audio version, pages 379-405 , read by Joseph E. Garland, interspersed with buddies' voices (77 MB, 1 hour and 50 minutes)

[ .swf or .mp3 ] Valen J. Mullenax selection from unedited interview by Joseph E. Garland (3 MB, 4 minutes) Edited text selection from this interview appears on pp. 160-161

[ .swf or .mp3 ] Vernon Dilks selection from unedited interview by Joseph E. Garland (8 MB, 11 minutes)

[ .swf or .mp3 ] Jeremy R. Waldron and Andrew M. Zapiecki selection from unedited interview by Joseph E. Garland (7 MB, 10 minutes)

About the Audio files

The voices of Joe's buddies are from interviews he conducted during the 1970s while gathering material for this book, recorded on fifty-eight ninety-minute cassette tapes. Joe painstakingly transcribed the interviews on a typewriter, and indexed them on cards which he drew on extensively when weaving together this book. After transcribing the tapes he donated them to the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania for archival purposes. With current advances in technology Joe has had the tapes digitized and is making portions of the original interviews available here online to supplement the printed book and add to the oral history of World War II.

 

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Video of author and Dr. Jonathan Shay discussing the effects of PTSD on the creative process

Chapter 16: Dachau complete text and audio, with author and buddies' voices, now online

Chapter 6 complete text and audio, with author and buddies' voices

Chapter 5 complete text read by author, with buddies' voices


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