The Quick and the Dead - Van Emden, Richard
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At the end of the First World War more than 192,000 wives had lost their husbands, and nearly 400,000 children had lost their fathers. Few people remained unscathed. The Quick and the Dead pays tribute to the families who were left behind while their husbands, fathers and sons went off to fight, and the generations that followed. Through a unique collection of more than fifty interviews, private diaries and a remarkable collection of unpublished letters written by the soldiers to their families back home, The Quick and the Dead is a history of those who are commonly forgotten and neglected when the fallen are remembered on Armistice Day.…mehr

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At the end of the First World War more than 192,000 wives had lost their husbands, and nearly 400,000 children had lost their fathers. Few people remained unscathed. The Quick and the Dead pays tribute to the families who were left behind while their husbands, fathers and sons went off to fight, and the generations that followed. Through a unique collection of more than fifty interviews, private diaries and a remarkable collection of unpublished letters written by the soldiers to their families back home, The Quick and the Dead is a history of those who are commonly forgotten and neglected when the fallen are remembered on Armistice Day.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Trade
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 71172
  • Seitenzahl: 352
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. Juni 2012
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 129mm x 24mm
  • Gewicht: 289g
  • ISBN-13: 9781408822456
  • ISBN-10: 1408822458
  • Artikelnr.: 34531492
Autorenporträt
van Emden, Richard
Richard van Emden has interviewed over 270 veterans of the Great War and has written twelve books on the subject including The Trench and The Last Fighting Tommy (both top ten bestsellers). He has also worked on more than a dozen television programmes on the First World War, including Prisoners of the Kaiser, Veterans, Britain's Last Tommies, the award-winning Roses of No Man's Land, Britain's Boy Soldiers and A Poem for Harry, and most recently, War Horse: The Real Story. He lives in Barnes.
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Superb ... Shattering for its wealth of tiny heartbreaking truths Daily Telegraph