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6 Books: James Fergusson

by Bill Hayes

In The Week’s feature 6 Books, British journalist James Fergusson recommends six books about military disasters.

Good-bye to All That: An Autobiography by Robert Graves…. The most moving account of trench warfare that I know. Before he became a successful poet and novelist, Graves survived the Battle of Loos during World War I, which saw the first mass deployment of British Field Marshal Herbert Kitchener’s army of civilian volunteers. Some 50,000 Britons were killed or wounded, for no territorial gain. [more]