PRIVATE PURKEY'S PRIVATE PEACE by M.I. Phillips

PRIVATE PURKEY'S PRIVATE PEACE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Cloaking some serious ideas under the garment of his own G.I., Private Purkey, H.I. Phillips rescues the peace table from the statesmen and politicians and gives it to our fighting men; What starts out to be just another routine Private Purkey correspondence between Purkey and his family back home, this develops into an adventure projected into the peace conference of tomorrow. Purkey is the one bright spot in the N.Y. Sun's stolidity; he's almost another and Sack, and he's afraid he's been abducted for the duration of the peace, as he and his pals sit around and crab about the peace terms. A leave winds up with a spree, and Private Purkey breaks into a gallery of diplomats, and gives his -- and his buddies' -- blue print for peace to the newspapermen before he's thrown out. It makes the headlines --and deservedly -- for under his very special brand of humor, Purkey reflects the heart and spirit of the GI's, who really get down to a basis for real peace terms, and the thing they're fighting for.

Pub Date: April 27th, 1945
Publisher: Putnam