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Storm of Steel - 03 edition

Storm of Steel (ISBN10: 0142437905; ISBN13: 9780142437902)
ISBN13: 978-0142437902
ISBN10: 0142437905

Summary: A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war as seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic but also disturbingly self-aware, Junger exulted in the war, which he saw not just as a great national conflict but -- more importantly -- as a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incu
rsions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, Junger keeps testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure.
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Summary: A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war as seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic but also disturbingly self-aware, Junger exulted in the war, which he saw not just as a great national conflict but -- more importantly -- as a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, Junger keeps testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Year Published: 2003
International: No



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