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The Last Convertible ⚡ The Last Convertible Books ✪ Author Anton Myrer – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Anton Myrer s beloved, bestselling novel of America s World War II generation is as powerful now as it was upon its publication An immediate classic, it tells the story of five Harvard men, the women Anton Myrer s beloved, bestselling novel of America s World War II generation is as powerful now as it was upon its publication An immediate classic, it tells the story of five Harvard men, the women they loved and the elegant car that came to symbolize their romantic youth It is The Last PDF/EPUB or also the story of their coming of age in the dark days of World War II, and of their unshakable loyalty to a lost dream of Camelot, of grace and style, in the decades that followed The Last Convertible is a gripping tribute to a way of living that immortalized the Greatest Generation.

  • Hardcover
  • 506 pages
  • The Last Convertible
  • Anton Myrer
  • English
  • 06 August 2017
  • 0399121242

About the Author: Anton Myrer

Anton Myrer, who died of leukemia in , was a best selling author whose themes were America s loss of innocence and the use and abuse of power He is particularly remembered for The Last Convertible , a summation of the American experience during and after World War II, and The Last PDF/EPUB or for Once an Eagle , which traces the life of a regular Army officer and his family from before World War I to Vietnam Orville Prescott, in The New York Times wrote of Once an Eagle Myrer is a superb story tellerwho cares about the narrative and is a master The Army War College Foundation, which is republishing the novel this year, describes it as a perceptive study of the profession of arms an a chilling overview of armed conflict Myrer forces us to smell and feel the battlefield as well as hear and see it Myrer also wrote Evil Under the Sun The Big War , of which one critic wrote, I doubt if it is possible to come much closer to an American War and Peace The Violent Shore, The Intruder A Novel of Boston The Tiger Waits and A Green Desire The Library has copies of all eight novels in much read first editions and, in the case of six of the eight, in leather bound volumes recently donated by Mrs MyrerBorn in Worchester, Massachusetts, Myrer grew up in the Berkshires, Cape Cod, and Beacon Hill all settings for his novels A graduate of Boston Latin School, he interrupted his education at Harvard after Pearl Harbor to enlist in the Marine Corps and spentthan three years in the Pacific He rose to the rank of corporal, took part in the invasion of Guam, and was wounded He returned to graduate from Harvard magna cum laude and subsequently lived on the Cape, in Portugal, and at the time of his death, in upstate New York where he received books by mail from the LibraryAll who have read Myrer s novels know the strength and passion of his moral vision Barbara H Stantonhttp nysoclib notes notes.



10 thoughts on “The Last Convertible

  1. Melody Melody says:

    2014 You can t go home again, or at least not always I do so love this book, but this time through, the central device struck me as a little shopworn, the ending rushed and annoying from the standpoint that these characters are summing up their lives and they are younger at the end of the book than I am now But the achingly nostalgic tone, the homage to the music of the protagonist s adolescence, that car, oh, that car all of that still works for me, and will keep me coming back again and 2014 You can t go home again, or at least not always I do so love this book, but this time through, the central device struck me as a little shopworn, the ending rushed and annoying from the standpoint that these characters are summing up their lives and they are younger at the end of the book than I am now But the achingly nostalgic tone, the homage to the music of the protagonist s adolescence, that car, oh, that car all of that still works for me, and will keep me coming back again and again 2009 I tried, this time, to read this book analytically to figure out why it means so much to me, why it looms so large in my head I don t know that I have a rational answer the protagonist is a Puritan, bound by duty and hampered by unnecessary suffering His wife is presented as completely unlikeable, a martinet and a shrew Really, there aren t a lot of characters here with whom I can identify even a little bit but it doesn t matter Somehow, for me, this novel exemplifies a generation It explains things to me about World War Two, about the people who were caught up in it and changed by it, and how the sixties were born It s a huge, sweeping portrait of a time that seems golden in retrospect I adore it still

  2. Gerald Gerald says:

    I ve read by Anton Myrer several times and have thoroughly enjoyed it every time I ve just added it to my all time favorites list It tells the story of 5 Harvard men and the women they loved in the carefree years leading up to World War II where their biggest worries where the next dance of the Big Band Sounds of those days would be and who would be driving the huge, beautiful Packard convertible they called The Empress Their lives are turned upside down with the beginning of WWII I ve read by Anton Myrer several times and have thoroughly enjoyed it every time I ve just added it to my all time favorites list It tells the story of 5 Harvard men and the women they loved in the carefree years leading up to World War II where their biggest worries where the next dance of the Big Band Sounds of those days would be and who would be driving the huge, beautiful Packard convertible they called The Empress Their lives are turned upside down with the beginning of WWII It is a wonderful tale

  3. K.M. Weiland K.M. Weiland says:

    Not as razor sharp as Myrer s war critique Once an Eagle, but still an interesting look both at the WWII generation and the progression of life from idealistic youth to realistic middle age It just barely avoids being soapy in places, but is enjoyable from beginning to end.

  4. Robert Grant Robert Grant says:

    Very good novel This is a grand sweeping epic that is reminiscent of the style of novels that were big in the 1970 s Nostalgic, soapy, melodramatic stories that seemed to be the norm This one stands out as one of the best from that period Tells the story of five friends from Harvard in 1940 and we see how their lives and loves play out through the second world war years and beyond The novel incorporates wonderful old big band songs into the story which really helps to set the time and place Very good novel This is a grand sweeping epic that is reminiscent of the style of novels that were big in the 1970 s Nostalgic, soapy, melodramatic stories that seemed to be the norm This one stands out as one of the best from that period Tells the story of five friends from Harvard in 1940 and we see how their lives and loves play out through the second world war years and beyond The novel incorporates wonderful old big band songs into the story which really helps to set the time and places in the novel.I really enjoyed the middle third of this book and I believe it to be the strongest part of the novel The first third was a bit over the top dialogue wise All that snobby and pretentious Ivy league crap Old chum, old chap, old stick, Grog o, Wog o, Trog o sheesh I would be surprised if people actually spoke that way Overall, I enjoyed this novel and I swear if I listened hard enough, I could hear the big band sounds of Glenn Miller in the distance.4 stars out of 5

  5. Sue Sue says:

    Wonderful book The Greatest Generation from pre war college days to post war readjustment trying to make up for time lost and friends lost finishing school, jobs, marriage, kids A very personal yet sweeping view of the war, the homefront, swing, and friendships, seen through a small group of college buddies, thrown together, torn apart, and thrown together again, all held together by memories and a beautiful old Packard convertible called, The Empress Makes you want to mix a stinger and l Wonderful book The Greatest Generation from pre war college days to post war readjustment trying to make up for time lost and friends lost finishing school, jobs, marriage, kids A very personal yet sweeping view of the war, the homefront, swing, and friendships, seen through a small group of college buddies, thrown together, torn apart, and thrown together again, all held together by memories and a beautiful old Packard convertible called, The Empress Makes you want to mix a stinger and listen to Glen Miller

  6. Rhonda Rhonda says:

    This is one of my absolute favorite books When I wish to be caught up in a time that only existed for a fragile moment in lhe lives of a select group, this is one of the best to capture the experience and anguish of joy, sorrow, love, laughter, and longing all in one 0ther books that have the same effect for me are The Best of Families by Ellen Berlin, and Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy I think at least one of these is probably due for a re read soon.

  7. Mark Mortensen Mark Mortensen says:

    Anton Myrer creates masterful character development in his novel revolving around Harvard students, WWII and ensuing family years filled with love, grief and personality conflicts Following the book s title a classic four door green late 1930 s Packard convertible nicknamed Empress is featured throughout the book providing transportation for dates, football games, Boston s Back Bay as well as memorable jaunts to Nauset Beach on Cape Cod.

  8. Lou Lou says:

    I never understood my dad until I read this book This book so completely makes you feel a part of the whole pre WWII generation and the music that kept them going despite the great depression.HIGHLY recommended

  9. Louise Louise says:

    I ADORE this book One of my all time favourites I even found a hard copy version in an old bookstore on Cape Cod Couldn t getperfect Such a good story, such good characters, oh how I wanted that car And would have taken Dal as well.he was the best.

  10. Carol Carol says:

    Great book I laughed and shed a few tears In the book you follow the lives of 5 Harvard men You meet them as they are starting there first year of college They are normal kids Going to school, having parties and driving to football games Then their world turns upside down when a little thing called Pearl Harbor happens The book spans a 30 year time period You follow them through the war and after Marriage kids It s interesting seeing how things were then I didn t quite understand al Great book I laughed and shed a few tears In the book you follow the lives of 5 Harvard men You meet them as they are starting there first year of college They are normal kids Going to school, having parties and driving to football games Then their world turns upside down when a little thing called Pearl Harbor happens The book spans a 30 year time period You follow them through the war and after Marriage kids It s interesting seeing how things were then I didn t quite understand all of the movie and music references, but you catch the drift

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