From the creators of The Assassin’s Cloak comes an anthology of powerful and sometimes surprising daily wartime diary entries from war fronts throughout history
The War Diaries
brings togetherin their own wordsthe stories of men and women who have endured wartime life. By turns horrific and comic, the entries retain the candid intimacy that is the particular preserve of those who keep diaries.
From Che Guevara, Virginia
Woolf, and Davy Crockett to anonymous soldiers in the trenches, these poignant and intense missives capture the immediacy, horror, and pathos of wars that span the centuries. From this remarkable cross-section of contributorsJosef Goebbels, Anaïs Nin, Florence Nightingale, Samuel Pepys, and Salam Pax to name just a fewIrene and Alan Taylor bring unprecedented insight into what has been described as “the most exciting and dramatic thing in life” and “the universal perversion”: war. This book is a unique gift for history enthusiasts everywhere.
Contributors include: Cecil Beaton, Queen Victoria, Leo Tolstoy, Primo Levi, Franz Kafka, Davy Crockett, Noel Coward, Che Guevara, Thomas Mann, Virginia Wolff, Jean Paul Sartre, H.L. Mencken, Andre Gide