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Back to the front : an accidental historian walks the trenches of World War I

Author: Stephen O'Shea
Publisher: New York : Walker and Co., 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author walked "the 450-mile length of the Western Front, from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border." This account is a "combination of vivid history and opinionated travel writing ... recreates the shocking battles of the Western Front, many now legendary -- Passchendaele, the Somme, the Argonne, Verdun -- and offers an impassioned perspective on the war, the state of the land, and the cultivation of memory ...  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Stephen O'Shea; Stephen O'Shea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen O'Shea
ISBN: 0802713297 9780802713292
OCLC Number: 36364189
Notes: Originally published: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 1996.
Description: 205 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Stephen O'Shea.
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The author walked "the 450-mile length of the Western Front, from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border." This account is a "combination of vivid history and opinionated travel writing ... recreates the shocking battles of the Western Front, many now legendary -- Passchendaele, the Somme, the Argonne, Verdun -- and offers an impassioned perspective on the war, the state of the land, and the cultivation of memory ... brings alive the players, famous and faceless, on that horrific stage, and makes us aware of why the Great War, indeed history itself, still matters."--Publisher description.

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