Generals Die in Bed

Generals Die in Bed


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ISBN-13: 9781554510733
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 02/16/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Charles Yale Harrison was a machine-gunner in World War I. After being wounded, he became a writer in Montreal and later New York, where he died in 1954.

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Generals Die in Bed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes in the experiences of a WW1 Canadian soldier during the mustard gas, lice, trench warfare, flame throwers, snipers, and other assorted horrors. At times, it is not an easy read due to the candid and almost non-descript accounts on the battlefield. He has little prose and even less flowery description - everything is to the point, which further reinforces the terror of all he sees. At certain points of the story, it can also be incredibly sad as well. Not an easy story to read. The description of his bayonett being stuck in a live german boy while his brother watches on in terror is one of the most candid and sad experiences ever read. As well, when Charles is wounded, it is written almost in a surreal fashion, as he hallucinates and falls in and out of consciousness. Pick this one up. It's a true account from the writer (meaning he was there), and it's a story that isn't easily put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago