A Train of Powder [NOOK Book]

Overview

West’s acclaimed account of a pivotal moment in twentieth century history—now available as an ebook
West’s exceptional observational skills shine in her coverage of the Nuremburg trials
Sent to cover the war crimes trials at Nuremberg for the New Yorker, Rebecca West brought along her inimitable skills for understanding a place and its people. In these accomplished articles, West captures the world that sprung up to process the Nazi leaders; ...

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A Train of Powder

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Overview

West’s acclaimed account of a pivotal moment in twentieth century history—now available as an ebook
West’s exceptional observational skills shine in her coverage of the Nuremburg trials
Sent to cover the war crimes trials at Nuremberg for the New Yorker, Rebecca West brought along her inimitable skills for understanding a place and its people. In these accomplished articles, West captures the world that sprung up to process the Nazi leaders; from the city’s war-torn structures to the courtroom security measures, no detail is left out. West’s unparalleled grasp on human motivations and character offers particular insight into the judges, prosecutors, and of course the defendants themselves. This remarkable narrative captures the social and political ramifications of a world recovering from the divisions of war. As engaging as it is informative, this collection represents West’s finest hour as a reporter.

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Editorial Reviews

Francine Prose
An astonishing book...Elegant narratives with lucid prose.
Carl Rollyson
A beautiful example of journalism transformed into great art.
Harper's Magazine - Maurice Dolbier
West is a powerful and deadly serious writer, aware that our age has a beast in view...this belongs to the art of the really superb journalist.
Christian Science Monitor
Brilliant and thought-provoking.
Harper's Magazine
West is a powerful and deadly serious writer, aware that our age has a beast in view...this belongs to the art of the really superb journalist.
— Maurice Dolbier
Time
Indisputably the world's Number 1 woman writer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453207215
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: B&N epub
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 408,573
  • File size: 491 KB

Meet the Author

Dame Rebecca West (1892–1983) is one of the most critically acclaimed English novelists, journalists, and literary critics of the twentieth century. Uniquely wide-ranging in subject matter and breathtakingly intelligent in her ability to take on the oldest and knottiest problems of human relations, West was a thoroughly entertaining public intellectual. In her eleven novels, beginning with The Return of the Soldier, she explored topics including feminism, socialism, love, betrayal, and identity. West’s prolific journalistic works include her coverage of the Nuremberg trials for the New Yorker, published as A Train of Powder, and Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, her epic study of Yugoslavia. She had a son with H.G. Wells, and later married banker Henry Maxwell Andrews, continuing to write, and publish, until she died in London at age ninety.


Dame Rebecca West (1892–1983) is one of the most critically acclaimed and bestselling English novelists, journalists, and literary critics of the twentieth century. In her eleven novels, beginning with The Return of the Soldier, she delved into the psychological landscape of her characters and explored topics including feminism, socialism, love, betrayal, and identity. She was lauded for her wit and intellectual acuity, evident in her prolific journalistic works such as her coverage of the Nuremberg trials for the New Yorker, published as A Train of Powder, and Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, her epic study of Yugoslavia and its people. She had a child with H.G. Wells, but married banker Henry Maxwell Andrews later in life and continued writing until she died in London at age ninety.

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