Staring at God: Britain in the Great War :: Simon Heffer soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Random House, 2019, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;
From the cover: The Great War evokes images of barbed wire and mud-filled trenches, and of the carnage of the Somme and Passchendaele, but it also provoked change on the home front on an almost revolutionary scale. In his hugely ambitious and deeply researched new book, Simon Heffer outlines how Britain was drawn into this slaughter, and was then transformed to fight a war in which, at times, its very survival seemed in question.
After a vivid account of the fraught conversations between Whitehall and Britains embassies across Europe as disaster loomed in July 1914, Heffer explains why a government so desperate to avoid conflict found itself championing it. He des…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gift inscription to the first blank. The contents complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xii) 914 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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