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Author: C S Forester
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : William Collins paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Herbert Curzon is a former cavalry officer who earned fortuitous distinction in the Boer War. He knew little then; he learned nothing since. But the army, desperate for officers in the opening months of WW I, hands Curzon, a new division to train. A few months later his formations dissolve at the Somme, hosed down by German machine guns. Uninstructed, Curzon still thinks himself a leader. When a German offensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C S Forester
ISBN: 9780007580071 000758007X 000827990X 9780008279905
OCLC Number: 898152814
Notes: Originally published: 1936.
Description: xxviii, 288 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: C.S. Forester ; with an introduction by Max Hastings.

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The book John Kelly reads every time he gets a promotion to remind him of `the perils of hubris, the pitfalls of patriotism and duty unaccompanied by critical thinking' The most vivid,  Read more...

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`A superb novel. It blends Forester's preference for military subjects and solid unreflective characters, his irony, his grasp of history and his gift for lean, hypnotic narrative' New York Times Read more...

 
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