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Generals Die in Bed

Charles Yale Harrison


Annick Press

War & combat fiction


152 pages

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A new edition of the classic novel about the frontlines of World War I. Unique among the novels of its day, it has stood the test of time. -Author and historian Pierre Berton All war is hell -- but for troops serving in World War I, it was the bloodiest trench warfare ever known. Generals Die in Bed is a first-hand account of one young man catapulted from new recruit to walking wounded on the Western Front. From day one, he is surrounded by mud and fear. Artillery whistles down without warning. Boys, barely men, cry out for their mothers. Close combat is worse: sudden frenzied scrambles with German soldiers, and bayonets that don't come out smoothly from their victims. Regular rotation takes them away from the front, and the weary combatants scramble for wine, women or whatever else will help them forget they'll have to go back. This harrowing spiral continues until an ill-fated hill charge leads to a gushing leg wound and release papers home. A new introduction to this edition places Harrison's novel alongside its literary contemporaries -- All Quiet on the Western Front and A Farewell to Arms. Originally published in 1930 and acclaimed as the best of the war books by the New York Evening Standard, Generals Die in Bed remains an unforgettable book.

By:   Charles Yale Harrison
Imprint:   Annick Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 202mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   186g


ISBN 10:   1554510732
Pages:   152
Publication Date:   February 2007
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   Available   Availability explained
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Charles Yale Harrison was a machine-gunner in World War I. After being wounded, he became a writer in Montreal and later New York, where he died in 1954.

Generals Die in Bed is one of the great documents of the new honesty.

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