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The Chaplain's Conflict : Good and Evil in a War Hospital, 1943-1945 / Tennant McWilliams.

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Subject: Kennedy, Renwick C., 1900?-1985.
United States. Army. Evacuation Hospital, 102nd.
United States. Army > Chaplains.
World War, 1939-1945 > Chaplains > United States.
Military chaplains > United States.
Military chaplains > Presbyterian Church.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western Front.
World War, 1939-1945 > Regimental histories > United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781603446891
  • ISBN: 1603446893
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (136 pages) : illustrations, map
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2012.

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General Note: The author based the book on Rev. Kennedy's letters, war diaries, and post-war magazine articles, as well as a personal yearlong trip retracing Kennedy's war locales, including conducting interviews with local citizens about their war remembrances.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Overture: goodbye, farewell, amen -- Finding the war -- San Luis Obispo -- Goffs -- New York to Southport -- France -- Utah Beach -- Barneville-le-Carteret and Picauville -- Saint-Pair-sur-Mer -- Ploudaniel -- Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany -- Bastogne and Roumont -- Ettelbruck -- Huy and the Bulge -- Brand and Bad Neuenahr -- Final days in Europe -- Coda: "home, again" -- Commentary on sources.
Summary: As chaplain for the US Army's 102nd Evacuation Hospital in the European Theater, Renwick C. Kennedy--""Ren"" to those who knew him--witnessed great courage, extreme talent, and many lives snatched from the precipice of death, all under the most trying conditions. He also observed drug and alcohol abuse, prejudice, narrow-mindedness, and chronic depression. What he saw, he chronicled in his journal, and what he wrote, he processed with an intellectual and ethical rigor born of his remarkably sophisticated worldview and his deeply held Christian faith.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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