The War Diaries (Paperback)
An Anthology of Daily Wartime Diary Entries Throughout History
Canongate U.S., 9781841958262, 704pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2006
From the creators of The Assassin’s Cloak comes an anthology of powerful and sometimes surprising daily wartime diary entries from war fronts throughout history. The War Diaries brings together—in their own words—the stories of men and women who have endured life at its most intense and dangerous. By turns horrific and comic, the entries retain the candid intimacy that is the particular preserve of those who keep diaries. From Che Guevara, Virginia Woolf, and Davy Crockett to anonymous soldiers in the trenches, these poignant and intense missives capture the immediacy, horror, and pathos of wars that span the centuries. With a remarkable cross-section of contributors—Josef Goebbels, Anaïs Nin, Florence Nightingale, Samuel Pepys, and Salam Pax to name just a few—Irene and Alan Taylor bring unprecedented insight into what has been described as “the most exciting and dramatic thing in life” and “the universal perversion”: war. This book is a unique gift for history enthusiasts everywhere.