eleanor oliphant rebus 30th anniversary
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

The Autobiography of the British Soldier by John Lewis-Stempel
  

The Autobiography of the British Soldier

Synopsis

The Autobiography of the British Soldier by John Lewis-Stempel

From Agincourt to Waterloo, from Dunkirk to the Gulf War, and everywhere in between, one man has served in all these battles. This is the story of Britain at war from the perspective of that man. It is the autobiography of the British soldier. In a comprehensive series of first-hand accounts, this anthology offers a huge variety of views on the experience of war: from a letter written by Oliver Cromwell to the Speaker of Parliament, to a First World War's soldier's last letter home to his son, and a powerful description of what it was like to be on the Sir Galahad when it was hit by a missile in the Falklands conflict of the 80s, right up to life as a soldier on the ground in Basra.Winner of impossible victories, cannon fodder for the Western Front, thin khaki line against Hitler - wherever and whenever, the British soldier has done his duty - and more. This is his story.

Reviews

'[A] thoughtful compilation... One is struck by the breadth of suffering it covers and the sheer quantity of human blood that has been spilled on the earth... The letters to be opened only in the event of my death are almost unbearably moving' * Guardian *'


About the Author

John Lewis-Stempel is a historian and author who has written on a variety of subjects from the Native Americans to his experiences of fatherhood, but who is predominantly known for his work as a military historian and nature lover. He lives in Herefordshire, where his family has lived for over 700 years, with his wife and children.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

27th December 2007

Author

John Lewis-Stempel

More books by John Lewis-Stempel
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Autobiography: historical, political & military

ISBN

9780755315826

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools