The Beauty And The Sorrow: An intimate history of the First World War (Paperback)Peter Englund (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 35 mm
A wonderfully wide and rich mosaic of personal experience from the First World War -- Antony Beevor
Extraordinary ... a work of magnificent, elegiac seriousness * Guardian *
A haunting mosaic of the experiences of war. The layers of voices build to create a richly complex and rarely heard account of the First World War that lingers in the memory long after the final page. Immensely powerful. -- Juliet Gardiner, author of 'The Blitz'
He conjures up the atmosphere over and over again with just a few stark words. I loved all the detail... inspiring. * Margaret Forster *
By turns pithy, lyrical, colourful, poignant and endlessly absorbing. An exquisite book. * Kirkus Reviews (starred) *
A brilliant feat of retrospective journalism * Publishers Weekly (starred) *
Intense and bighearted . . . Englund's volume joins an unconventional pantheon . . . The accounts of [these] lives can be terrifying or stirring, but are most fully alive in Englund's accumulation of small moments, stray details . . . His book has the most devastating ending I can remember in a piece of nonfiction. -- Dwight Garner * New York Times *
Like no other, this book brings out in a poignant and effective way the meaning of World War I for those who lived through it -- Prof Sir Lawrence Freedman
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