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War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion - Peter Snow & Ann MacMillan

War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion - Peter Snow & Ann MacMillan

Title: War Stories

Author:  Peter Snow, Ann MacMillan

ISBN:  9781473618275

Weight:  871 g

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War Stories by Peter Snow & Ann MacMillan

War Stories is a fascinating account of ordinary men and women swept up in the turbulence of war.  These are the stories – many untold until now – of thirty-four individuals who have pushed the boundaries of love, bravery, suffering and terror beyond the imaginable.  They span three centuries and five continents.

There is the courage of Edward Seagar who survived the Charge of the Light Brigade; the cunning of Krystyna Skarbek, quick-thinking spy and saboteur during the Second World War; the skullduggery of Benedict Arnold, who switched sides in the American War of Independence and the compassion of Magdalene de Lancey who tenderly nursed her dying husband at Waterloo.

Told with vivid narrative flair and full of unexpected insights, War Stories moves effortlessly from tales of spies, escapes and innovation to uplifting acts of humanity, celebrating men and women whose wartime experiences are beyond compare.

A uniquely intimate account of ordinary men and women who rose to the challenge of war with acts of great heroism and humanity

Peer & Press Reviews

Snow and MacMillan cover conflicts from the 18th century to the present, spanning five continents, and their subjects are not just soldiers but the full range of people affected by war: doctors, nurses, inventors, civilians, spies and spouses… the book reminds us that valour can be the flip side of arrogance, recklessness or mindless patriotism

Daily Telegraph

The diverse scope means that it’s as good to dip in and out of as it is to read cover to cover.

History Revealed

From the SAS to spies, runners and civilian acts of bravery, commanders, traitors and war heroes, children and turncoats, those recognised and long forgotten, it is an extraordinary collection and a riveting read.

Oxford Times

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: War Stories
Sub title: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features:

The main body of the book is 317 pages, which includes two eight-page sections of colour and monochrome images / illustrations .

The front matter has an additional 4 pages:

Contents [2 pages]
Introduction [2]

The back matter has a further 23 pages:

Acknowledgements [2 pages]
Illustration Credits [2]
Notes and Sources [9]
Index [10]

Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: By both authors on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: John Murray (Publishers)
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781473618275
ISBN 10: 1473618274
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 317 [main body]
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 162 x 33mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket design: Andrew Smith
Jacket images:

Bridgeman Images:
Benedict Arnold / Lady Sale / Paul Revere / Norman Bethune

Getty Images:
Gettysburg / Iraq

Mary Evans Picture Library:
Crimea / ‘Billy’ Bishop / Corran Purdon

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