World War One - Ultimate Collection (Nine-Book Collection)

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Sprache - Englisch

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In the 'World War One - Ultimate Collection', John Buchan offers a profound mosaic of historical interpretation and reportage, interwoven with the literary finesse characteristic of his narrative style. Through meticulous accounts encapsulated in 'Days to Remember', 'The Battle of Jutland', 'The Battle of Somme' in two phases, and the extensive 'Nelson's History of the War' spanning five volumes, Buchan establishes a rich literary context amidst the tumult of the Great War. His methodical approach in elucidating the war's complex events extends beyond surface-level examination, endeavoring instead to unveil the intricate undercurrents that shaped the epochal conflict, thus providing invaluable insights into a war that redefined global dynamics.

John Buchan's personal experiences as a war correspondent and his distinguished status as Canada's Governor General invest his narratives with authenticity and gravitas. His proximity to wartime events, coupled with his acumen as a historian and novelist, infuse the collection with a palpable sense of immediacy and detail. Buchan's dedication to demystifying the motives and macroscopic impacts of World War One mirror his broader literary and political legacy, positioning him as a voice of authority and reflection on one of history's most pivotal periods.

This anthology is recommended for scholars, historians, and readers keen on deciphering the labyrinthine episodes of World War One through the discerning lens of a seasoned observer. Buchan's commitment to uncovering deeper truths provides a cornerstone for understanding the conflict's enduring legacy. The collection stands as an essential conduit for anyone seeking a comprehensive and contemplative analysis of the Great War, crafted by a man who not only studied history but also lived through its making.

Über den Autor

John Buchan (1875-1940) was a prolific Scottish novelist, historian, and politician, known for his adventure novels and his deep understanding of British political and military history. Born in Perth, Buchan was educated at Glasgow and Oxford, before turning his talents to writing, public service, and politics. His literary career spawned a wide range of works, including historical texts, biographies, and spy thrillers. Buchan's most famous creation, the character Richard Hannay, first appeared in 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' (1915), a seminal work in the adventure and espionage genres, which has since been adapted for film and theater multiple times. Over the course of World War I, Buchan worked as a war correspondent, which provided him with the material and experiences necessary to pen his 'World War One - Ultimate Collection' (Nine-Book Collection). This comprehensive anthology details the vast and complex events of the war, highlighting Buchan's narrative skill and meticulous attention to historical detail. His contributions to literature were recognized when he was appointed Governor General of Canada, a position he held until his death. Buchan's legacy as an author is defined by his ability to intertwine suspenseful fiction with thorough historical research, exemplified by the enduring popularity of his works and their impact on literary style within his genre.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 645 Seiten

Größe: 16,1 MB

ISBN: 8596547390145