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195: War Stories
Act Three

What Peacetime Forgets About Wartime

An excerpt from a story that writer Lee Sandlin wrote for the Chicago Reader about what it is that makes wartime different and about the particular psychology of being at war. It was a massive historical article, exhaustively researched. Sandlin was interested in World War II—in why it'd been forgotten—and in what exactly had been forgotten. Actor Matt Malloy reads. Sandlin's article appeared in the Chicago Reader in March 1997, in two parts. Contact them for more information on getting a copy. (13 minutes)