Mentioned in Dispatches (Hardcover)

The Travel Essays of an Expatriate American

By Matthew Mills Stevenson

Odysseus Books, 9780970913333, 254pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005

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In these essays, Stevenson, with wit and insight, describes crossing Poland by bicycle, the countries of former Yugoslavia, visiting the battlefields of Okinawa, and Albania's brave new world (?the province of pyramid schemes and stolen cars?). He explores the myths of Omaha Beach and Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (?a war movie by a guy who has seen a lot of war movies?). When in New York after September 11, he recalls his earlier visits to Asian battlefields (?the skeletal frame of the Trade Center evokes the dome at Hiroshima?).