The Book at War

The Book at War: Libraries and Readers in an Age of Conflict

Hardback Published on: 05/10/2023
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The Book at War
This is an Amazing Book!
An amazing historical research, and account!! It is a major, and rich book! One that I wish I would have when I still studying history at uni - as it is tr... READ MORE
Nora - Trafalgar Square


Chairman Mao was a librarian. Stalin was a published poet. Evelyn Waugh served as a commando - before leaving to write Brideshead Revisited. Since the advent of modern warfare, books have all too often found themselves on the frontline.

In The Book at War, acclaimed historian Andrew Pettegree traces the surprising ways in which written culture - from travel guides and scientific papers to Biggles and Anne Frank - has shaped, and been shaped, by the conflicts of the modern age. From the American Civil War to the invasion of Ukraine, books, authors and readers have gone to war - and in the process become both deadly weapons and our most persuasive arguments for peace.

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781800814936
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 780g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 46 mm

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