Great Britain’s Great War :: Jeremy Paxman soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Viking, 2013, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author, without dedication, on the second blank page without provenance, although the upper panel has a promotional sticker. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Photographic end papers & blanks;
From the cover: We may think we know about it, but what was life really like for the British people during the first world war?
The well-known images the pointing finger of Lord Kitchener; a Tommy buried in the mud of the Western Front; the memorial poppies of Remembrance Day all reinforce the idea that it was a pointless waste of life. So why did the British fight it so willingly and how did the country endure it for so long?
Using a wealth of first-hand s…
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Date noted to the front flap, a decent copy otherwise.
Blue boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 356 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing History catalogue?