This memoir provides a candid and unflinching look at the horrors of World War I, as experienced by a young British officer. The narrative explores the brutality and futility of war, the author's struggle with shell shock, his disillusionment with the military and British society, and his decision to leave England for a new life abroad. It also offers insights into the author's personal life, including his troubled marriage and his relationships with other prominent figures of the time.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 41st on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
- 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
- The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)
- 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (ThoughtCo)