For King and Country
Voices from the First World War
By (author) Brian MacArthur
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For King and Country by Brian MacArthur
Book DescriptionFar more than an anthology, FOR KING AND COUNTRY is Brian MacArthur's attempt to write a history of the First World War by drawing on the writings of those who were present at the events they describe. Those writings will be drawn from a broad range of sources: from, most obviously, the officers and men who served on the western front at the Somme and elsewhere, accounts of fear and tedium, horror and occasional joy; also from those were left behind on the home front to wait for news of their loved ones. As well as letters, diary entries and memoir extracts, the book will also include the songs sung in the trenches by the men at the front; there are poems too, the less well known alongside the familiar. The material reproduced will be linked by Brian MacArthur's commentary and notes to create a seamless and movingly immediate narrative of the First World War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316027434
(240mm x 163mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Brian MacArthur
Brian MacArthur works for the Daily Telegraph, having for worked many years as an executive editor on The Times. He is the editor of THE PENGUIN BOOK OF 20TH-CENTURY SPEECHES and THE PENGUIN BOOK OF HISTORIC SPEECHES among others.
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