AND THEN WE HEARD THE THUNDER by John

AND THEN WE HEARD THE THUNDER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

During World War II , a good-looking Negro law student, leaves his new wife to go to fight and meet prejudice at an army training camp in Georgia, but this comes as more of a shock to Saunders than the reader. A love affair with a small town Georgia Negross to his already growing list of conflicts; his ambition to be an officer by his wife's letters); divided loyalties with his army friends; and a whether to return to law school or become a writer. Official Army prejudice to a in the pacific. The love triangle Solly Saunders has not yet resolved in when his wife dies in childbirth, and he is caught up in a new affair in Australia. Here there is one of some power, a war-within-a-war race riot; but on the whole, while the black and white issue strong, this fictional account of ""race"" and war is together and achieved through standard stereotypes. The author, trying hard to achieve thunder, manages little more than sound effects.

Publisher: Knopf