Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pulp #43 -- May 21, 2013

The cover of this 1936  issue of Battle Stories features a tale by Arthur Guy Empey, who was a prolific writer for the pulps.  His most popular character was Terrence X O'Leary, a soldier who became a soldier of fortune, and a flier.  Later he starred in science fiction stories.  Empey was a member of the US Cavalry who resigned to volunteer for the British Army during World War One.  He was wounded during the Battle of the Somme.  When the US entered the war, he tried to rejoin the Army, but was rejected because of his wounds and possibly because of some disparaging comments about American draftees.  He wrote a book, Over the Top, about the war.

I have started to read Over the Top.  

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