Talk:John Steinbeck

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Semi-protected edit request on 6 March 2020[edit]

Lol — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:18, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

Using a Tommy Gun?[edit]

Please provide a citation for the assertion that Steinbeck captured ‘German and Italian prisoners using a Tommy Gun.’

Steinbeck’s ‘Once Upon a War’ says categorically that ‘I certainly did not fight.’ War Correspondents in WWII had no military training, were not armed, and took no part in action except to observe.

It seems that this refers to the capture of the Luftwaffe radar station on the island of Ventotene, which Steinbeck describes in a series of articles in ‘Once Upon a War.’ He says nothing about his own participation, although his description of the action seems first hand. (talk) 07:28, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 September 2020[edit]

Good Afternoon, I would like to request to edit this so I can add what I know to this site for others to benifit from. Thank You. TheBossOfEverythingThereIs (talk) 15:43, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Not done You haven't said what you want content you want to add to the page. Note that we don't add what we know - we add what we could verify by referencing reliable sources. GirthSummit (blether) 15:47, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Needs citation[edit]

A trivial element of the article, maybe, but is there a citation for "The family farm in Heiligenhaus, Mettmann, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is still named "Großsteinbeck."?

Semi-protected edit request on 16 November 2020[edit]

John Steinbeck did not study in American Literature except for required classes He attended Stanford in the study of Marine Biology Left Stanford American Literature was not his primary field of study 2601:CE:8202:8680:91DC:DDCC:1511:520 (talk) 05:05, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 08:31, 16 November 2020 (UTC)