Those War Women, by One of Them

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Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean book, showing no discernible wear; jacket has a few small nicks along the top edge (especially at top of spine, but with no significant paper loss), a little wrinkling at the top of the front panel, and a small tear at the bottom front hinge]. "This anonymous diary of a woman participant in the A.E.F. [American Expeditionary Force] is a peculiar human document that must stand with others of the great war. The writer who has woven her staccato series of ten years ago into a formal and continuous record will stir a thousand memories of Bordeaux, Tours, Paris, Le Mans, Malo, for the men and women who were there -- and for their friends." In a Postscript (placed at the front of the book), the author explains how the book was assembled from her letters and diaries, rediscovered by her family years after the fact. She relates how she showed the book, in manuscript, to "a man whose literary judgment I value highly. He said it was trivial and squalid. It is. We were trivial. The things through which we passed were squalid. War performed no miracle in them or us."

Title: Those War Women, by One of Them

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Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 19464

Keywords: World War I France Diaries