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Riassunto: Haig commanded the British Army in France for much of the First World War and remained a robustly popular figure at the time of his death in 1928. It was only much later, in the 1960s, that he was recast in the role of the unthinking butcher sending his cheerful Tommies to the slaughter on the Somme and at Passchaendaele. Even now, revisionist military historians still pick over the bleached bones of Haig's campaigns, but they evince little interest in Haig himself, who remains an elusive and contradictory figure. A competent if undistinguished career officer, he reached the very top of his profession by dint of ambition and a passionate sense of duty towards army and nation. A cavalryman to the core, he enthusiastically supported tanks and other new technology on the battlefield. He was also an intensely private man, who could appear aloof and at a loss for words. Still, he devoted the last decade of his life to promoting the welfare of his soldiers and was instrumental in establishing both the British Legion-and the rituals of Remembrance Sunday. Previous biographies of Halg have lurched between haglography and character assassination. Instead, The Good Soldier offers what is long overdue: a considered, compelling and comprehensive portrait of one of Britain's most controversial milltary leaders.
L'autore: Gary Mead was a journalist for the Financial Times for ten years and has worked extensively with the BBC. He is the author of The Doughboys: America and the First World War (2000).
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Descrizione libro Atlantic Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. USED BUT OTHERWISE OF ACCEPTABLE QUALITY ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0002034848
Descrizione libro Atlantic Books 08/11/2007, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used - Good. Some wear to the dust jacket extremities. Scratches to both sides. The content is clean and readable throughout, a decent readable hardback. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 082755-17
Descrizione libro Atlantic, 2007., 2007. 1st edition. 8vo. xvii + 509pp. B/w. illustrations, maps. Original boards, d/w. rubbed to head and tail of spine. ISBN 9781843542803 US$14. Codice libro della libreria 140936
Descrizione libro Atlantic Books, 2007. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. the biography of Douglas Haig. Codice libro della libreria 017934
Descrizione libro Atlantic Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1843542803 A very good+ copy with no inscriptions in a very good+ unclipped dust jacket. Almost like new!. Codice libro della libreria B01080251
Descrizione libro Atlantic Books, London, 2007. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. The hard cover is bumped to the top spine. The DJ is covered in aclear protective wrapper. The 6 first pages of the book have a crease to the very bottom corner. Contains black & white illustrations, maps and has Notes, Bibliography and Index at the rear. Seller Ref: M9254. Codice libro della libreria 001936
Descrizione libro Atlantic Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Codice libro della libreria ABE-15283949445
Descrizione libro London Atlantic Books, 2007. 8vo, xvii, 509pp, Illustrated, Maps, Hardback with Dust Jacket both in Very Good condition. Codice libro della libreria 16023
Descrizione libro Atlantic Books, London, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. ix-xvii; 509pp; illustrated, maps; pictorial d/j,minor edgewear to d/j at spine ends. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 034326
Descrizione libro Atlantic Books, London, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. xvii+509pp., Pictorial b/w photographic dustjacket with hint of rubbing to spine-ends of jacket- covered in removable protective clear plastic, black papered boards with gilt text to spine, black endpapers, ack., dbl. page map- maps, intro., b/w plts. & text, notes, bibliog., index. The Good Soldier demonstrates that Douglas Haig was very much the product of late Victorian Britian and its army. This is the first proper biography of this most controversial of figures. Size: Large Thick Octavo. Book. Codice libro della libreria 003025