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Declarations of War

Len Deighton

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ISBN 10: 0224006010 / ISBN 13: 9780224006019
Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1971
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Fine, unmarked first British edition. Jacket shows very minor wear mainly to points of the boards. There is a 1 inch closed tear to the bottom of the front panel. Price clipped jacket is now housed in a Brodart cover for shipping. A nice copy overall. Bookseller Inventory # 001510

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Title: Declarations of War

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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A collection of thirteen stories that offer an inside view of fighting men poised at the edge of death. Includes a new fourteenth story which appears here for the very first time.

Len Deighton's only collection of shorter fiction, this dazzling array of stories spans twenty-three centuries of warfare.

From Hannibal's march on Rome - when strange, moving objects terrorise the troops of one of the toughest and most skilful armies in history - to the efforts of a belittled Civil War general 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. A bonus story, new to this edition, reveals a very different kind of war, played out in the present-day Mexican borderlands.

Each story in Declarations of War explores the effects of war upon man's character, how it pushes him to act in a dehumanized, machine-like way, often leading to extraordinary deeds, both good and ill. It 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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