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DECLARATIONS OF WAR

Deighton, Len

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ISBN 10: 0224006010 / ISBN 13: 9780224006019
Published by Jonathan Cape, Ltd., London, 1971
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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In this collection of short stories Deighton develops the idea that the machines of war entrap the men who create them; First Printing of the First UK Edition; text and boards are clean, tight; price-clipped dustjacket shows only minimal surface and edgewear. Collectable. Bookseller Inventory # 000175

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Title: DECLARATIONS OF WAR

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Ltd., London

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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This dazzling array of stories, Len Deighton's only collection of shorter fiction, spans 23 centuries of warfare.
Deighton's gripping tales range from  Hannibal's march on Rome--when strange, moving objects terrorize the troops of one of the toughest, most skilful armies in history--to a belittled Civil War general's efforts to get his men to face the Confederate army; to the dawn skies above an artillery-blasted French battle-line where a dogfight unfolds; to Vietnam, where two lost American soldiers stumble across an abandoned military airfield.
Each tale in Declarations of War explores the effects of war upon man's character, how it pushes him to act in a dehumanized, machine-like, and sometimes extraordiary way that can lead to both good and ill. Deighton portrays human conflict through a series of devastating experiences and shows how great deeds are often but the smallest thread in the large fabric of war. 
  

About the Author:

Born in London, Len Deighton served in the RAF before graduating from the Royal College of Art (which recently elected him a Senior Fellow). While in New York City working as a magazine illustrator he began writing his first novel, The Ipcress File, which was published in 1962. He is now the author of more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. At present living in Europe, he has, over the years, lived with his family in ten different countries from Austria to Portugal.

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