John Buchan (1875-1940), first Baron Tweedsmuir, was a Scottish novelist and member of Parliament, who served as the Governor General of Canada. He wrote many novels as well as books on politics, history, biography, and criticism. But he is best known for his suspense novel The Thirty-Nine Steps, made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock.
History of the Great War, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)by John Buchan
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Buchan covered World War I for The Times of London, as well as working for Britain’s War Propaganda Bureau. This first volume of his observations begins on the eve of the Great War, and discusses battles on land and at sea, the politics and economics of the war, as well as many countries’ entry into the war—the book leaves off in 1915 with the battle of Neuve Chapelle.
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