ISBN-10:
0674030516
ISBN-13:
9780674030510
Pub. Date:
09/15/2008
Publisher:
Harvard
Your Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War

Your Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War

by Martha Hanna
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674030510
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 317,255
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Martha Hanna is Professor of History, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. How Sad the Countryside Is

2. Here It Is Extermination on the Ground

3. Oh, How I Suffered, My Poor Paul

4. No One Is Happy in War

5. We Are Martyrs of the Century

Conclusion

Notes

Index

What People are Saying About This

We have any number of collections of letters from soldiers of the Great War, but none that comprises letters from both spouses. This allows Hanna to illuminate the relationship between the front and the interior in a unique way. Her work is an important contribution to our understanding of how the French fought the Great War in separate spheres, but as a people. Most of all, however, Hanna brings to life two extremely interesting individuals. She has empathy with her subjects, but never condescends toward them. I recommend this very fine book with great enthusiasm.

Leonard V. Smith

We have any number of collections of letters from soldiers of the Great War, but none that comprises letters from both spouses. This allows Hanna to illuminate the relationship between the front and the interior in a unique way. Her work is an important contribution to our understanding of how the French fought the Great War in separate spheres, but as a people. Most of all, however, Hanna brings to life two extremely interesting individuals. She has empathy with her subjects, but never condescends toward them. I recommend this very fine book with great enthusiasm.
Leonard V. Smith, author of Between Mutiny and Obedience

Michael S. Neiberg

Martha Hanna achieves the remarkable feat of connecting the lives of two people to the events of a world war. This accomplishment is all the more impressive for her ability to never lose sight of either the small or big picture. This deftly written and elegantly crafted book reminds us of how war deeply affects everyone, from the front line to the home front.

Michael S. Neiberg, author of Fighting the Great War

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