Comments: 5
Good-bye to All That is an interesting read.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
If it's written with the same style of his I Claudius books I'd read anything of Graves'. I think I'm most interested in whether he explains how he felt about the war before he went and then after - I'm wondering if most of the bitterness is post-injury or was there all along.
Reflections 7 years ago
Have you read The Beauty and the Sorrow by Peter Englund? It has WWI experiences, and sent me off reading some of the books that were his sources. I know there was at least one nurse in Englund's compilation of memories, but Laura De Gozdawa Turczynowicz's book When the Prussians Came to Poland: The Experiences of an American Woman During the German Invasion (1916) was my favorite follow up book.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
Those are both going on my list! Especially the one on Poland, because that's a perspective I've not read about. I have been hunting through some of my bookshelves still trying to figure out where I heard about Borden - no luck so far.
Reflections 7 years ago
I think you'd love both books, to say they're eye-opening and very moving is an understatement. After reading Englund's book I found When the Prussians Came to Poland free on the Google Books site. Like you I'm too often losing track of where I heard of books or people--I had to hunt around on my GoodReads shelves to find the name of Englund's book.