The Private History of a Campaign that Failed by Mark Twain
Mark Twain was in the military for a short time, about two weeks or so and it did not go well. At the very least, according to him it didn’t go well. This story is his side of what happened during his two weeks in the military. As you can imagine, there were some interesting happenings.
What I liked
Mark Twain was a funny guy. He even made himself up a silly pseudonym to go with his writing.
Mark made his was experience seem funny, no doubt he exaggerated quite a bit. War isn’t funny, but Mark was able to make it a bit funny. There’s some not-so-great moments, of course, but overall, this was pretty entertaining.
What I didn’t like
I can’t really say that I didn’t like it.
I wonder if he wore that suit to war.
If you went through a terrible time, would you find a humorous way to tell it to others?
Were you ever a part of something that was supposed to be great, but ended up pretty sad?