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A Traveller in War Time Hardcover – Feb 20 2006

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 108 pages
  • Publisher: 1st World Library (Feb. 20 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421806800
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421806808
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
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HASH(0xa93a4420) out of 5 stars The value of war Dec 19 2010
By Paul J. Leach - Published on
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The author is the well-known (in his time) American novelist, not the English politician. The book is a short (about 70-80 pages) report on his brief visit to Britain and France shortly after the U.S. entered WWI but before American troops were fully engaged. The idea was to give the American public an impression of what it was like "over there".

While giving war's calamities their due, he nonetheless projects considered approval of the war, if it had to happen, as a progressive force -- for democracy, egalitarianism, and women's emancipation -- and as one for self-realization: giving people a purpose to their lives. War is even a force for environmentalism: there is an admiring sketch of a recycling (then called "reclamation") plant in the war zone.

There is no clear organizing principle, not even a chronological one; it just jumps from one vignette to the next.

Note that there are some quotations missing from the text of the free version (but, oddly enough, not in the Kindle version at Project Gutenberg).
HASH(0xa9658558) out of 5 stars Travel to Europe during WW I Dec 1 2012
By Hill Country Bob - Published on
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Date estimated as late 1917, but it could be early 1918 as well.

Written by the American Winston Churchill who was a famous author of the late 1800s, and early 1900s, not the British Winston Spencer Churchill. A WW I travel book of a trip to France and the British army held part of the front, as well as the impact on the civilians in small towns and villages and Paris. The destruction of the towns that were in the combat zone is described. He traveled to England and Ireland to visit American ships as well. Interesting to look at the events through the eyes of someone who was there and had access as wrote well.
HASH(0xa917f8ac) out of 5 stars Loved reading his early books and learning Oct. 6 2014
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I think this man was a hero who at times was not seen that way. Loved reading his early books and learning more