The General (Great War Stories)

Brand: Nautical & Aviation Pub Co of Amer
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ISBN : 9781877853395
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The General (Great War Stories)

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 threatens his remaining troops, he gallops suicidally into the fighting. He prefers death to self-knowledge. "THE GENERAL is 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." (The New York Times)

Specifications of The General (Great War Stories)

GENERAL
AuthorC. S. Forester, Merrill L. Bartlett
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-101877853399
ISBN-139781877853395
PublisherNautical & Aviation Pub Co of Amer
Number Of Pages263
Publication Date1988-01-01
DIMENSIONS
Height8.75 inch.
Length0.75 inch.
Width6 inch.
Weight0.5 pounds.

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