A Traveller in War Time Hardcover – Feb 20 2006
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About the Author
Winston Churchill was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Smith Academy in Missouri and the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 1894. After his graduation, he became editor of the Army and Navy Journal. He resigned from the navy to pursue a writing career. In 1895, he became managing editor of the Cosmopolitan Magazine, but in less than a year he retired from that, to have more time for writing. While he would be most successful as a novelist, he was also a published poet and essayist. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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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).
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.
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