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The Resource An artist at war : the journal of John Gaitha Browning, edited by Oleta Stewart Toliver

An artist at war : the journal of John Gaitha Browning, edited by Oleta Stewart Toliver

Label
An artist at war : the journal of John Gaitha Browning
Title
An artist at war
Title remainder
the journal of John Gaitha Browning
Statement of responsibility
edited by Oleta Stewart Toliver
Title variation
Journal of John Gaitha Browning
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • John Gaitha Browning was a 30-year-old artist when he joined the Army, and he did not cease to be an artist just because he had become a soldier. The extraordinary journal he kept during his two years in the South Pacific records the plight of any artist at war: "We are a lonely lot who ignore so many things and dream of a day when we will be free to create beauty again."
  • Browning also brought to Army life his many years of experience (some while a Boy Scout) working among Native Americans, learning their lore and handiwork. Many entries in this journal are fascinating comparisons between them and the New Guinea and Philippine natives. Although his love of art and culture sometimes left him at odds with the youngest soldiers, he was determined to make a written and visual record of whatever "good and beautiful" he found amidst the confusion and destruction of war
  • The journals begin on February 6, 1943 in Fort Ord, California; cover Browning's journey to Australia aboard the U.S. Army Transport Willard A. Holbrook; his adventures in Brisbane and Cairns, and then New Guinea; and his combat experience in the Philippines during the spring and summer of 1945
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Browning, John Gaitha
Dewey number
  • 940.54/8173
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Toliver, Oleta Stewart
Series statement
War and the Southwest series
Series volume
no. 3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Browning, John Gaitha
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
Label
An artist at war : the journal of John Gaitha Browning, edited by Oleta Stewart Toliver
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm45842732
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 331 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585326894
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45842732
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
An artist at war : the journal of John Gaitha Browning, edited by Oleta Stewart Toliver
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm45842732
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 331 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585326894
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45842732
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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