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The ghost road

Author: Pat Barker
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A World War I novel on civilized and uncivilized warfare. The protagonist is a British psychologist, treating soldiers for shell shock. Before the war he lived in a British colony in the Far East, studying headhunters until the practice was banned by the British as uncivilized. Now, as he witnesses the carnage of civilized artillery and machine guns he asks himself why is this not banned? By the author of The Eye in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
War fiction
War stories
Named Person: W H R Rivers; Wilfred Owen; Wilfred Owen; W H R Rivers
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Barker
ISBN: 0525941916 9780525941910 9780142180600 0142180602 9780452276727 0452276721
OCLC Number: 33439168
Notes: "A William Abrahams book."
Description: 277 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Pat Barker.

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A World War I novel on civilized and uncivilized warfare. The protagonist is a British psychologist, treating soldiers for shell shock. Before the war he lived in a British colony in the Far East, studying headhunters until the practice was banned by the British as uncivilized. Now, as he witnesses the carnage of civilized artillery and machine guns he asks himself why is this not banned? By the author of The Eye in the Door.

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