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The Title story of this volume was written about eighteen months before the outbreak of the war, and was intended to direct public attention to the great danger which threatened this country. It is a matter of history how fully this warning has been justified and how, even down to the smallest details, the prediction has been fulfilled.
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Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. Sent off to boarding school, he cut his teeth as a story-teller amusing his schoolmates with tales and writing letters home to his mother.He practiced medicine and, in 1900, volunteered as a medic in Africa during the Boer War - he was later knighted for his service. Doyle lost a son, two brothers in law, and two nephews to the Great War. He is remembered for the Sherlock Holmes stories and his novel The Lost World.
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Book Description ValdeBooks, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1444456687
Book Description Valde Books, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 146 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.36 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1444456687