Authors who served in the military but didn't write much about it
There are many novelists who wrote brilliantly about war -- Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Tim O'Brien -- in part because they'd been there. Others who enlisted and went to war never made that experience the focus of their work. Here are nine authors whose service in the armed forces may come as a surprise.
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Mario Puzo, author of "The Godfather," was brought up in a poor family in New York. He served in Germany in World War II and later went to college on the GI Bill.