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Bringing Mulligan Home

Nonfiction: Military Biography
Unabridged   9.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/12/2013

Bringing Mulligan Home

The Other Side of the Good War

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622311712
Digital Download ISBN:9781622311729


A son’s quest to find the members of his father’s Marine company leads to a deeper understanding of the devastating Pacific battles of WWII—and the haunted men who came home from them.

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Product Description

Sgt. Steve Maharidge, like many of his generation, hardly ever talked about the war. The only sign he’d served in it was a single black and white photograph of himself and another soldier tacked to the wall of his basement workshop.

After Steve Maharidge’s death, his son Dale, now an adult, began a twelve-year quest to understand his father’s preoccupation with the photo. What had happened during the battle for Okinawa, and why had his father remained silent about his experiences and the man in the picture, Herman Mulligan? In his search for answers, Maharidge sought out the survivors of Love Company, many of whom had never before spoken so openly and emotionally about what they saw and experienced on Okinawa.

In Bringing Mulligan Home, Maharidge delivers an affecting narrative of war and its aftermath, of fathers and sons, with lessons for the children whose parents are returning from war today.


“Portrays not only the battles of war, but the lasting impact they had on the lives of those who served, and the dark memories they would have to carry for the rest of their lives. Highly recommended.”
      —Library Bookwatch

“Excellently performed by Pete Larkin.”

“Mulligan is that rare thing: a book propelled into being by heartfelt urgency and prodigious skill, a mission truly accomplished.”
      —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A powerful narrative of the dark side of American combat in the Pacific theater and the persistence of resulting injuries decades after the war ended.”

“Through deep and sensitive interviewing, Dale Maharidge has achieved what many have previously thought impossible: he has opened up the ‘silent generation’ of World War Two veterans and enabled them to tell their stories. These veterans . . . break your heart and win it all at once. . . . An entirely fresh look at ‘The Good War’ that may well change our view of it forever.”
      —Helen Benedict, author of The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq and Sand Queen

Author Bio

DALE MAHARIDGE teaches at the Columbia Journalism School. Before that, he was a visiting professor at Stanford University for ten years and spent fifteen years as a newspaperman. Several of his hooks are illustrated with the work of photographer Michael S. Williamson. The first book, Journey to Nowhere: The Saga of the New Underclass (1985) later inspired Bruce Springsteen to write two songs. It was reissued in 1996 with an introduction by Springsteen. His second book, And Their Children After Them, won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1990.

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