Robert Jordan: I Can Do No Other: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
Summarizes the plot before moving into a brief discussion of Jordan’s values and heroism. Coker characterizes Jordan as a “liberal ironist” who cares about others simply because he does. Concludes that for Hemingway, true courage meant fighting even when the cause was unclear.
Men at War: What Fiction Tells Us About Conflict, from The Iliad to Catch-22