The Resource The mammoth book of war diaries and letters : life on the battlefield in the words of the ordinary soldier, 1775-1991, edited by Jon E. Lewis

The mammoth book of war diaries and letters : life on the battlefield in the words of the ordinary soldier, 1775-1991, edited by Jon E. Lewis

Label
The mammoth book of war diaries and letters : life on the battlefield in the words of the ordinary soldier, 1775-1991
Title
The mammoth book of war diaries and letters
Title remainder
life on the battlefield in the words of the ordinary soldier, 1775-1991
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jon E. Lewis
Title variation
War diaries and letters
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A poignant collection of the private thoughts, secret fears, & eyewitness accounts of soldiers under enemy fire. Vivid, moving, truthful, the letters & diaries selected for this volume by this historian afford intimate glimpses into the souls of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Written from the battlefield, often from the front lines, the firsthand descriptions of military combat by common soldiers & junior officers lend to these never-before-published accounts a rawness of emotion & an immediacy that never make their way into history books. In its uniquely personal perspectives on military engagements ranging in time from the American Revolution & Napoleonic Wars through two world wars & the Vietnam conflict, this engrossing collection of testimony illuminates, too, the evolution of modern warfare. Whether written by an infantryman in the trenches of World War I or in camp by a relative Rommell or Napoleon, the personal eyewitness accounts in this remarkable book make poignantly intimate the military experience & the hell that is war
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JED
Dewey number
  • 909
  • 355.1/294
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • D288
  • E181
LC item number
  • .M36 1999
  • .M366 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewis, Jon E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • War diaries
  • Soldiers
  • Military history
  • Military history
  • Soldiers
  • War
  • War diaries
Label
The mammoth book of war diaries and letters : life on the battlefield in the words of the ordinary soldier, 1775-1991, edited by Jon E. Lewis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-498)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolutionary War -- Wars with Revolutionary France and the Napoleonic Wars -- War of 1812 -- War with Mexico -- American Civil War -- US-Indian Wars -- British Colonial Wars -- First World War -- Spanish Civil War -- Second World War -- Korean War -- Vietnam War -- Falklands War -- Gulf War
Extent
1 online resource (x, 498 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036594367
Label
The mammoth book of war diaries and letters : life on the battlefield in the words of the ordinary soldier, 1775-1991, edited by Jon E. Lewis
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-498)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolutionary War -- Wars with Revolutionary France and the Napoleonic Wars -- War of 1812 -- War with Mexico -- American Civil War -- US-Indian Wars -- British Colonial Wars -- First World War -- Spanish Civil War -- Second World War -- Korean War -- Vietnam War -- Falklands War -- Gulf War
Extent
1 online resource (x, 498 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036594367

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