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THE FEATHER MERCHANTS is the first book about civilians by a soldier, and maybe we had it coming to us. Only Shulman could have written it, only those with a wide-open sense of humor ought to read it, and only William Crawford could have drawn /5(5).
The heart of the Feather Merchants is an inspired and manic sendup of Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Of course, if you know nothing of Hemingway, the book must mean absolutely nothing to you. For all of you who are NOT total illiterates, this book is an unrefined gold nugget.
I won't labor the point. Shulman was a comic genius of writing/5(5). In case you didn't know, "Feather Merchants" is G.I. slang for civilians. Shulman, America's bright new apostle of zany, used to be a feather merchant himself, which makes him the perfect This book has a bone to pick with you--a funny bone/5.
His bestselling debut novel, Barefoot Boy with Cheek (), was followed by two books written while he served in the Army during World War II: The Feather Merchants () and The Zebra Derby ().
The Tender Trap (), a Broadway play cowritten with Robert Paul Smith, was adapted into a movie starring Frank Sinatra and Debbie : Open Road Media. His bestselling debut novel, Barefoot Boy with Cheek (), was followed by two books written while he served in the Army during World War II: The Feather Merchants () and The Zebra Derby ()/5(5).
Book Overview This book has a bone to pick with you -- a funny bone. It is the story of a sergeant by a sergeant, all about said sergeant's adventures on the damnedest front of the war -- the home front. In case you didn't know, "Feather Merchants" is G.I. slang for civilians.
To make matters worse, when the myopic Miller travels home to Minneapolis on furlough, he finds the local “feather merchants” - aka civilians - breaking all the wartime rules. The feather merchants book guzzling black-market gas, hoarding rationed food, and listening to suspiciously expensive radios.
The feather merchants book Feather Merchant is the exciting story of a young man's journey through a turbulent time in our nation's history.
This book is a testament to the struggles and fears, as well as the courage and the triumphs, of the young, civilian men who enlisted in the military to defend our nation and all of Europe against one of the darkest and most evil forces this world has ever seen.
During WWII in the U.S. Army, stateside and in the European Theater of Operations, "feather merchant" described a person who talked good deal but whose speech was light in content.
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Thirteen traditional Eastern European Jewish tales of the town of Chelm and its silly citizens/5. The Feather Merchants: A Novel - Ebook written by Max Shulman. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.
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The feather merchants. [Max Shulman] -- "As he leaves the peace and security of the air base, Sgt. Dan Miller is just a happy soldier going home on furlough.
But he is ambushed by an advance patrol of feather merchants as he gets off the. The Feather Merchants by Max Shulman () Once upon a time one of the best-selling humorists was a guy named Max Shulman and this guy was really funny.
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Plot introduction. The book tells the story of four British Army soldiers, including two members of the Special Air Service, who are assassinated by a hit squad known as "The Clinic".Author: Sir Ranulph Fiennes. THE FEATHER MERCHANTS.
GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. The author of Barefoot Bay with Check seconds it with another farce, more mad moments and digressive, our-realist satire on anything that comes to mind, with emphasis on the civilian front.
"Feather Merchants" is G.I. slang for civilians, and Max Shulman has done a book which points out why with a million irreverent, barbed laughs. Infantry Journal - Volumespage One more point, the aide says, also, this Arthur Zooks is not only the general's high-school classmate, but is a Very Important Person —in Feather Merchant circles.
The author of The Adventures of High John the Conqueror () turns to his Jewish heritage for an entertaining collection of nonsense stories, organized into a sort of history of Chelm and an introduction to its foolish residents. Read "The Feather Merchants A Novel" by Max Shulman available from Rakuten Kobo.
The raucous and randy adventures of a stateside soldier during World War II Sergeant Dan Miller wanted to be a flying ac Brand: Open Road Media. 64 pages but it felt as dense as any novel. It's not a perfect book--there were a few cliché metaphors--but The Merchant of Feathers gifted me with one of the most thrilling reading experiences I've had in a long time.
Skilfully executed, accessibly rendered, complex and curious in recollection and observation/5. Editions for The Feather Merchants: (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback publishe.
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Lee "The Feather Merchants A Novel" por Max Shulman disponible en Rakuten Kobo. The raucous and randy adventures of a stateside soldier during World War II Brand: Open Road Media. Feather merchant definition is - one in a position that involves little effort or responsibility or that calculatedly evades effort or responsibility: loafer.
Sergeant Dan Miller wanted to be a flying ace, but the air force grounded him for poor vision. To make matters worse, when the myopic Miller travels home to Minneapolis on furlough, he finds the local "feather merchants"—aka civilians—breaking all the wartime rules.
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In popular jargon of the US Marine Corps: a. a person who rarely exhibits effort and/or responsibility and lets others do all the work; a loafer, slacker, dope-off, weasel; shirker, screw off, malingerer.
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