The Resource The beauty and the sorrow : a intimate history of the First World War, Peter Englund ; translated by Peter Graves

The beauty and the sorrow : a intimate history of the First World War, Peter Englund ; translated by Peter Graves

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The beauty and the sorrow : a intimate history of the First World War
Title
The beauty and the sorrow
Title remainder
a intimate history of the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Peter Englund ; translated by Peter Graves
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Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"The First World War is rightly remembered as one of humanity's greatest tragedies. But for those who lived through it, the catastrophic impact was not immediately apparent. In [this book] ... Englund shows how the war years were really experienced at the time, by drawing on the diaries and letters of twenty individuals from both sides, all around the world. Some fight on the Western Front, others in the Alps or Mesopotamia; some never see a battlefield. All of them are united by their involvement in the war, wittingly or otherwise - and all of them are now unknown. ..."--Book jacket
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AU@
Dewey number
940.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
non fiction
The beauty and the sorrow : a intimate history of the First World War, Peter Englund ; translated by Peter Graves
Label
The beauty and the sorrow : a intimate history of the First World War, Peter Englund ; translated by Peter Graves
Publication
Note
Originally published in Sweden as Stridens Skönhet Och Sorg by Atlantis, Stockholm, in 2009
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [508]-513) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • To the reader -- Dramatis personae -- 1914 -- 1915 -- 1916 -- 1917 -- 1918 -- The end -- Envoi
  • Originally published in Sweden: Atlantis, Stockholm, 2009. -Includes bibliographic references and index. -Englund examines the history of World War I through the experiences of the average man and woman-- not only the tragedy and horror but also the absurdity and even, at times, the beauty. In a brilliant mosaic of perspectives that moves between the home front and the front lines, he reconstructs the feelings, impressions, experiences, and shifting spirits of twenty particular people, allowing them to speak not only for themselves but also for all those who were in some way shaped by the war, but whose voices have been forgotten, rejected, or simply remained unheard
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13914884
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24 cm.
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xii, 532 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781846683428
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(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781846683428
  • (OCoLC)755886605
  • (OCoLC)755886605

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