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SOLDIERS: Fighting Men's Lives, 1901 - 2001 - ZIEGLER, Philip
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2001, ISBN: 9780375412066

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2002 CONDITION: NEW hard cover with DJ in mylar jacket. CONTENT: Respected British historian Ziegler has alternated between writing biographies of historical movers and shakers, like Lord Mountbatten and King Edward VIII, and those of famed but essentially trivial personalities, like Lady Diana Cooper and Osbert Sitwell. His latest title is based on in-depth interviews with nine retired British soldiers, whose lives brush against history but are ultimately mundane. The soldiers live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, an institution founded by King Charles II as a retreat for old or disabled soldiers and opened in 1692 by William and Mary. Yet Ziegler keeps the focus clearly on the modest soldiers' lives, their often harrowing military service and rather depressing later lives. Ultimately, the lives described here end pathetically in cramped quarters; one soldier watches a video of Singin' in the Rain over and over. But Ziegler's quietly understated prose does not overstate the obvious, such as the soldiers' real contribution to their country's safety. For American audiences, the title will be misleading: British Fighting Men's Lives would be more to the point. Questions welcome/scan on request.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. NEW BOOK/New (Brodart). Illus. by B&W Photos. 331 Pages. History: Military., Alfred A. Knopf, 2002

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From the acclaimed biographer of Lord Mountbatten and King Edward VIII: a poignant and illuminating book, rich in narrative and anecdote, that explores the lives of nine British soldiers, or "Chelsea Pensioners," whose wartime experiences span the twentieth century. A particularly British institution, the Royal Hospital Chelsea was opened in 1692 and, like Les Invalides in Paris, it was designed to provide a secure home for indigent veterans. Three hundred years later, it is still serving its original purpose, and its residents-who have seen action from Passchendaele to Anzio, from the Malayan emergency to the Mau Mau uprising, from Aden to Indonesia-are perhaps a more traditional breed of soldier than can be found anywhere else. Philip Ziegler is fascinated by the values that these veterans share, and that the Army inculcated in them: self-discipline, acceptance of risk and pain, patriotism, loyalty to their fellows. And sometimes, of course, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, even blinkered stupidity. Are the old values of duty, honor and country still relevant, or are these men the last survivors of a lost world? To read this book is to understand what soldiers are all about, what they fight for and how they fit into the world of today.With 18 photographs. 20th century,england,europe,history,life and institutions,military,military science,modern (16th-21st centuries) History, Knopf

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New York 2002 , Knopf, first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket,FINE/FINE CONDITION, 6x9, xi, 331 pages, a few illus, bibliog, index. .................................................. What leads a man to join the Army? To fight and perhaps die for his country? To enjoy a semi-monastic life among his comrades? To belong to a regiment in which he can take pride? To obey orders? Or simply to escape from poverty into a secure environment. An in-depth study of the character and spirit of soldiers, rich in narrative and anecdote. This poignant account of military lives takes as its starting point interviews with Chelsea Pensioners, whose army service spans the 20th century and who have seen action from World War I to Korea. Ziegler is fascinated by the values that war veterans share, and which the army inculcated in them: self-discipline, acceptance of risk and pain, patriotism, and solidarity with their fellow soldiers. Of course there is sometimes bigotry, narrow-mindedness and even blinkered stupidity. The author also addresses the question of whether army values are still admired in contemporary British society. But above all, this book celebrates the lives and attitudes of soldiers and comes to an understanding of the ethos that means so much to them.

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New York 2002 , Knopf, US BOMC edition, hard bound in dust jacket,FINE/FINE CONDITION, 6x9, xi, 331 pages, a few illus, bibliog, index. ------------------------------ What leads a man to join the Army? To fight and perhaps die for his country? To enjoy a semi-monastic life among his comrades? To belong to a regiment in which he can take pride? To obey orders? Or simply to escape from poverty into a secure environment. An in-depth study of the character and spirit of soldiers, rich in narrative and anecdote. This poignant account of military lives takes as its starting point interviews with Chelsea Pensioners, whose army service spans the 20th century and who have seen action from World War I to Korea. Ziegler is fascinated by the values that war veterans share, and which the army inculcated in them: self-discipline, acceptance of risk and pain, patriotism, and solidarity with their fellow soldiers. Of course there is sometimes bigotry, narrow-mindedness and even blinkered stupidity. The author also addresses the question of whether army values are still admired in contemporary British society. But above all, this book celebrates the lives and attitudes of soldiers and comes to an understanding of the ethos that means so much to them.

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SOLDIERS - Fighting Men's Lives, 1901-2001
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Ziegler, Philip

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0375412069

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780375412066
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0375412069
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Publishing year: 1901
Publisher: Knopf

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