Peter Englund. The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War
Битката: красота и печал: Първата световна война в 212 кратки глави
Category: World War I. Language: Bugarian
There are many books on the First World War, but award-winning and bestselling historian Peter Englund takes a daring and stunning new approach. Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, he explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and even beauty. Following soldiers and sailors, nurses and government workers, from Britain, Russia, Germany, Australia and South America — and in theatres of war often neglected by major histories on the period — Englund reconstructs their feelings, impressions, experiences and moods. This is a piece of anti-history: it brings this epoch-making event back to its smallest component, the individual.