All listings for this product
Sponsored by eBay Stores
- AU $37.11Free postage
- AU $41.42Free postage
Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $32.01Trending at AU $36.67
- AU $47.85Trending at AU $48.79
- AU $32.52Trending at AU $40.62
- AU $30.43Trending at AU $31.22
- AU $27.74Trending at AU $29.88
- AU $24.19Trending at AU $30.05
- AU $26.56Trending at AU $29.34
About this product
- DescriptionOne hundred years on, the First World War has t lost its power to clutch at the heart. But how much do we really kw about the war that would shape the 20th Century? And, all the more poignantly, how much did people kw at the time? Today, someone fires a shot on the other side of the world and we read about it online a few seconds later. In 1914, with storm clouds gathering over Europe, wireless telephony was in its infancy. So newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph were, for the British public, their only access to official news about the progress of the war. These reports, many of them eye-witness dispatches, written by correspondents of the Daily Telegraph, bring the First World War to life in an intriguing new way. At times, the effect is terrifying, as accounts of the Somme, Flanders and Gallipoli depict brave and glorious victories, and the distinction between truth and propaganda becomes alarmingly blurred. Some exude a sense of dramatic irony that is almost excruciating, as one catches glimpses of how little the ordinary British people were told during the war of the havoc that was being wrought in their name. Poignant, passionate and shot-through with moments of bleak humour, The Telegraph Book of the First World War is a full account of the war by some of the country's most brilliant and colourful correspondents, whose reportage shaped the way that the war would be understood for generations to come.
- Author BiographyBorn in Surrey in 1966, Michael Wright was educated at Windlesham House and Sherborne and graduated with a first in English Literature from Edinburgh University. He spent several years working as a theatre critic, arts columnist and literary diarist in London before moving to rural France, where for 10 years he wrote the much-loved C'est La Folie column in the Daily Telegraph. He has since published two bestselling books about his life-changing experiences in the French countryside, C'est La Folie and Je t'aime a La Folie, and is the co-author with Stephen Grady of the bestselling memoir, Gardens of Stone, about an English boy in the French Resistance. A passionate cyclist, he still lives and races in France with his wife, two daughters, two dogs, one cat, one long-suffering fish and six very small sheep. GAVIN FULLER is head of the Telegraph library, responsible for maintaining that newspaper's archive. He is also a former mastermind champion and the editor of The Telegraph book of Readers' Letters from the Great War, Leaves on the Line, and Lovely Bits of Old England: John Betjeman at The Telegraph.
- PublisherAurum Press Ltd
- Date of Publication30/10/2014
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleTelegraph Books
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAurum Press Ltd
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Edited byGavin Fuller
- Introduction byMichael Wright
Explore Buying Guides
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.