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    Description'As though walking through a deep dream, I saw steel helmets approaching through the craters. They seemed to sprout from the fire-harrowed soil like some iron harvest'. "Storm of Steel" is one of the greatest works to emerge from the catastrophe of the First World War. A memoir of astonishing power, savagery and ashen lyricism, it illuminates like no other book the horrors but also the fascination of total war, presenting the conflict through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. As an account of the terrors of the Western Front and of the sickening allure that made men keep fighting on for four long years, "Storm of Steel" has no equal.


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    Title
    Storm of Steel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernst Jünger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141186917
    ISBN 10: 0141186917
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBWN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027090
    DC22: 940.48243
    LC classification: D640 \.J69
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNB, NHWR5, NHD
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ernst Junger, the son of a wealthy chemist, ran away from home to join the Foreign Legion. His father dragged him back, but he returned to military service when he joined the German army on the outbreak of the First World War. Storm of Steel was Junger's first book, published in 1920. Junger died in 1998.
    Review quote
    Undoubtedly the most powerful memoir of any war I have ever read ... Storm of Steel combines the most astonishing literary gifts with absorption with war in every detail. It has German loyalties and a German sensibility, but not a trace of propaganda. It is particular, yet universal ... What Junger saw and recorded was, to use his own word, 'primordial'. It takes great art to convey that appalling simplicity -- Charles Moore Telegraph Storm of Steel is what so many books claim to be but are not: a classic account of war Evening Standard Hofmann's interpretation is superb The Times Unique in the literature of this or any other war is its brilliantly vivid conjuration of the immediacy and intensity of battle Telegraph