One Man's War

One Man's War
One Man's War

One Man's War

A Novel
By Paul M Kippert


272 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

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ISBN 9781613733561

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (May 2016)
Academy Chicago Publishers


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One Man's War is a gripping novel that follows the journey of one man, Bob Kafak, through his experiences as a rifleman in a frontline company during World War II. It makes visceral the fear, the filth, and the cold that were his constant companions. Kafak is a reluctant hero who intentionally pisses off the brass to avoid promotion because he has seen too many of his commanding officers get blown to pieces and he doesn't want to be next. He fights from the beaches of Anzio in Italy and battles up through the South of France toward Germany, facing one terrible heart-pounding encounter after another. Seen through Kafak's thick-lensed army-issued glasses, the wider implications of the war remain blurry while he focuses on the simple, urgent needs of survival: keep your head down, keep your feet dry, gain the next six feet of ground, and concentrate on what tomorrow will bring. 


"A fascinating fictional account of war at the tip of the spear." —Alex Kershaw, author of The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

"Through its attention to detail and its deliberate perspective, Kippert's first novel delivers a precise, tense, and moving story." —Kirkus Reviews

"One Man's War will appeal to history buffs and anyone interested in the real, human stories from war that should not be lost." —Foreword Reviews

"With an impressive attention to detail and with a consummate skill as a storyteller, One Man's War clearly documents author P. M. Kippert's exceptional ability to consistently engage his reader from first page to last." —Midwest Book Review

"One Man's War honors the memory of one soldier and, in doing so, pays tribune to them all. This visceral, intense, moving experience is a worthy addition to war literature." —Historical Novels Review

Author Biography

P. M. Kippert is an attorney whose father fought on the beaches of Anzio in Italy during World War II in the famous Third Infantry Division, Fifteenth Regiment, L Company.  His father never talked about the war until he was on his deathbed and then he told his son the stories that inspired this novel. Kippert has published numerous short stories; this is his debut novel. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.