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    Description'When I come home and leave behind Dark things I would not call to mind - ' wrote Leslie Coulson, one of the many soldiers who tried to express his wartime experiences in writing: dreaming of an idyllic England in the face of the horror of the Western Front. Coulson was one of the hundreds of thousands who did not come home - but because of his poetry we glimpse something of his thoughts and experiences. Today we can be grateful that so many of those who endured the First World War did write about it: giving us an unmatched view of an event which would otherwise be completely beyond our ability to imagine. The Writers' War is a collection of excerpts from outstanding accounts of the First World War. It provides an essential insight to anyone interested in modern history or early twentieth-century literature. Extraordinary extracts bring the human experience of war brilliantly to life - from the terror of bombardment, or the camaraderie of military service, to the home front. The writing reflects an enormous range of nationalities and personalities. It includes memorable poetry, fiction, and journalism. Some great names of modern English literature appear, such as Arthur Conan Doyle, D. H. Lawrence and Rudyard Kipling. In addition, there are superb accounts by foreign authors such as novelists Edith Wharton and Henri Barbusse, and flying ace Manfred von Richthofen. The Writers' War gives an unparalleled insight into a world-changing event, and what it meant in human terms both to the writers and millions of others caught up in it.


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    Title
    The Writers War
    Subtitle
    World War I in the Words of Great Writers Who Witnessed it
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Felicity Trotman, Edited by Daniel Brindley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 781 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445638065
    ISBN 10: 1445638061
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC subject category V2: HBWN
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027090
    DC22: 809.9335
    DC23: 808.80358
    Thema V1.0: DNT, NHWR5
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    19 August 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    Felicity Trotman was born in Belfast, moving to Wiltshire as a child. Having studied graphic design, and taken a History degree, she worked in publishing. She was a fiction editor at Puffin and at Macmillan Children's Books. Eventually turning freelance, she added history and military history to her children's speciality - though she admits that she prefers firing guns to writing about them. She is a churchwarden, school governor, and has spent many happy years as a member of the English Civil War Society.