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Somme

Lyn Macdonald

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ISBN 10: 0880291192 / ISBN 13: 9780880291194
Published by Dorset Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dorset Press, New York. 1986. Hardcover. 1st Dorset Press Edition. Book Condition: Fine. DJ:Fine. Book is tight, square and unmarked. Black boards with red cloth spine; bright gold gilt lettering. 364 pp. Somme is a human chronicle of life as well as death, a vivid blend of military history and the immediacy of personal recollection that puts the reader uniquely in touch with ordinary people caught up in momentous events. The book is the result of prodigious research and the collection of original material, full of little-known episodes and telling details of the horror and hardship of the First World War. A pristine edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000926

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Title: Somme

Publisher: Dorset Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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This book looks at the Battle of the Somme, which was planned as "The Big Push" that would at last break the long stalemate on the Western Front in World War I. However the 18 divisions that went over the top between Arras and St-Quentin on the morning of 1 July 1916, walked into a battle that has gone down in the annals of human conflict as the slaughterhouse of a generation. The author has written other books about the history of World War I, including, "They Called it Passchendaele" and "The Roses of No Man's Land".

About the Author:

Lyn Macdonald is one of the most highly regarded historians of the First World War. Her books tell the men's stories in their own words and cast a unique light on the experiences of the ordinary 'Tommy'. The Roses of No Man's Land, Somme and They Called it Passchendaele have been recently reissued by Penguin. She lives near Cambridge.

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