Slaughterhouse-five, Or, the Children's Crusade: A Duty-dance with Death

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Dell, 1991 - Fiction - 215 pages
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Billy Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain's assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist, and on his wedding night he is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore. So begins a modern classic by a master storyteller.

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great book, one of my favorites and this one was purchased as a gift. cover was not the same as what was shown in the image on the site, but that's not a big deal to me as the book itself is the same. ... Read full review

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Quintessential Vonnegut that suggests that life's problems should be addressed with "So it goes". Fairly challenging read as time travel made book difficult to follow

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Contents

Chapter ONE
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Chapter TWO
23
Chapter THREE
52
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About the author (1991)

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.


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