The Beauty and the Sorrow

The Beauty and the Sorrow Four devastating years told by twenty eyewitnesses showing not just what the First World War was, but what it was like to live throughThere are many books on the First World War, but award winning and bestselling historian Peter Englund takes a daring and stunning new approach Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, he explores the everyday aspects of war not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and even beauty Two of these twenty will perish, two will become prisoners of war, two will become celebrated heroes and two others end up as physical wrecks One of them goes mad, another will never hear a shot fired.Following soldiers and sailors, nurses and government workers, from Britain, Russia, Germany, Australia and South America and in theatres of war often neglected by major histories on the period Englund reconstructs their feelings, impressions, experiences and moods This is a piece of anti history it brings this epoch making event back to its smallest component, the individual. Download The Beauty and the Sorrow By Peter Englund – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 488 pages
  • The Beauty and the Sorrow
  • Peter Englund
  • English
  • 17 October 2017
  • 1846683424

10 thoughts on “The Beauty and the Sorrow

  1. says:

    Out of the many millions of people who have served, in some sense, during the First World War, the last one passed away today 7 Feb 2012 a little old lady, aged 110, who served as a waitress to the British Royal Air Force Now the last fragments of war shall fade from memory, and into history.And this emphasizes the importance of this new narrative history It follows the lives of some 20 individuals, each offering various perspectives and detailing new incidents about the war a German sch Out of the many millions of people who have served, in some sense, during the First World War, the last one passed away today 7 Feb 2012 a little old lady, aged 110, who served as a waitress to the British Royal Air Force Now the last fragments of war shall fade from memory, and into history.And this emphasizes the importance of this new narrative history It follows the lives of some 20 individuals, each offering various perspectives and detailing new incidents about the war a German schoolgirl in one chapter, a Venezuelan man at arms for the Ottoman Empire, a French civil servant, a Russian...

  2. says:

    For obvious reasons, writers and historians usually approach history from the top down The focus is on the kings and emperors and presidents and field marshals and generals who make the big decisions that set the dominoes falling To be sure, any writer worth his salt will throw in a few viewpoints from the common man, for a bit of color mainly, though, history is told through the eyes of the fellows atop the organizational flowchart.This is all well and good if your sole object in reading a h For obvious reasons, writers and historians usually approach history from the top down The focus is on the kings and emperors and presidents and field marshals and generals who make the big decisions that set the dominoes falling To be sure, ...

  3. says:

    Beauty and the Sorrow is appropriate in both its slightly pretentious title and its subtitle as an intimate history of the first world war Pretentious may be the wrong word as this book is very much filled with beauty and with much, much sorrow Tracing about twenty lives through the events of those years and revealing history only as it affect each of them though Englund does provide witty and informed footnotes to hint at wider events , this is an ideal fusing of historical narrative and Beauty and the Sorrow is appropriate in both its slightly pretentious title and its subtitle as an intimate history of the first world war Pretentious may be the wrong word as this book is very much filled with beauty and with much, much sorrow Tracing about twenty lives through the events of those years and revealing history only as it affect each of them though Englund does provide witty and informed footnotes to hint at wider events , this is an ideal fusing of historical narrative and novelistic technique The non fiction novel that was so sought in the sixties realized Lightness of style and clearheaded prose in translation makes this addictively readable Most discussion and portrayal...

  4. says:

    I can t explain the rave reviews on this one The reporting is definitely there The author has found 20 ordinary, but interesting, people engaged at some level in World War I They come from all sides of the conflict no Turks but he s got a S American who fought for the Ottoman Empire It looks like quite a bit of the material comes from memoirs that would have been lost in some dusty old library if they ever made it to one to ...

  5. says:

    Disclaimer I won this book in a giveaway sponsored by Regal Literary Englund s book isn t a history of the First World War, at least not a normal history Following the experiences of twenty nobodies, The Beauty and the Sorrow showcases the experience of people during the war, from the battlefields to the nursing stations to the home front His cast is diverse, Germans, Brits, Americans, nurses, one house wife, and a schoolgirl The book is organized by year and jumps around The people come a Disclaimer I won this book in a giveaway sponsored by Regal Literary Englund s book isn t a history of the First World War, at least not a normal history Following the experiences of twenty nobodies, The Beauty and the Sorrow showcases the experience of people during the war, from the battlefields to the nursing stations t...

  6. says:

    Buckingham Palace, Londres festejos do fim da Primeira Grande Guerra A Beleza e a Dor da Guerra Hist ria ntima da Primeira Guerra Mundial um livro do historiador sueco Peter Englund n 1957 , que desde 2008, o Secret rio Permanente da Academia Sueca, que atribui o Pr mio Nobel da LiteraturaEste um livro sobre a Primeira Guerra Mundial N o por m, um livro sobre o que foi essa guerra as suas causas, a sua evolu o, a sua conclus o e as suas consequ ncias antes um livro como fo Buckingham Palace, Londres festejos do fim da Primeira Grande Guerra A Beleza e a Dor da Guerra ...

  7. says:

    Drawn from personal journals and letters, The Beauty and The Sorrow interweaves poignant and harrowing stories of twenty ordinary people with widely varying backgrounds, nationalities and occupations, who are all caught up in the turmoil of World War I The individuals include an English nurse in Russia, a 12 year old German girl, an Australian army engineer, a Venezuelan cavalryman in the Ottoman army, and an American opera singer married to a Polish aristocrat The number of entries for each p Drawn from personal journals and letters, The Beauty and The Sorrow interweaves poignant and harrowing stories of twenty ordinary people with widely varying backgrounds, nationalities and occupations, who are all caught up in the turmoil of World War I The individuals include an English nurse in Russia, a 12 year old German girl, an Australian army engineer, a Venezuelan cavalryman in the Ottoman army, and an American opera singer married to a Polish aristocrat The number of entries for each person varies, and their ...

  8. says:

    A trav s de los recuerdos personales de varios protagonistas de la contienda unos en el frente, otros en casa el narrador construye una visi n del avance de la guerra en la que el entusiasmo patriota va dejando paso al miedo y al hast o Interesante porque la narraci n en primera persona se basa en los diarios y cartas de los protagonistas, que cubren un amplio espectro de la poblaci n que sufri la guerra, de manera que son los detalles cotidianos que escapan a los grandes libros de historia A trav s de los recuerdos personales de varios protagonistas de la contienda unos en el frente, otros en casa el narrador construye una visi n del avance de la guerra en la que el entusiasmo patriota va dejando paso al miedo y al hast o Interesante porque la narraci n en primera persona se basa en los diarios y cartas de los protagon...

  9. says:

    One hundred years ago and some change , the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist, and it was this seemingly small event that touched off one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern history, that of World War I I have the sense that a lot of people have largely forgotten World War I We still have veterans alive that fought in World War II, and there was a clear evil we were fighting in that war But all of the people who fought in the First World War and One hundred years ago and some change , the Archduke Franz Ferdinand...

  10. says:

    Englund treats us to a masterful perspectival account of WW I The narrative takes the form of a chronologically arranged set of diary entries from 20 different people who experienced the war, whether as soldiers, politicians, mothers, children, nurses etc Englund offers an account that is thus non reductive and that avoids cliches and moralizing There is a kind of sleight of hand in the way Englund summarizes diary entries on the way toward quoting parts of them This has a tendency to masque Englund treats us to a masterful perspectival account of WW I The narrative takes the form of a chronologically arranged set of diary entries from 20 different people who experienced the war, whether as soldiers, politicians, mothers, children, nurses etc Englund offers an account that is thus non reductive and that avoids cliches and moralizing There is a kind of sleight of hand in the way Englund summarizes diary entries on the way toward quoting parts of them This has a tendency to masque Englund s narration since selection, as is will known in historiography, is always value laden History is as much the history we tell as w...

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