Sunday, November 11, 2012

Top 10 non-fiction books about Britain in World War I

Paul Dowswell has written over sixty books, including Ausländer, shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. His latest book, Eleven Eleven, is about three combatants who are thrown together on the last day of the First World War.

For the Guardian, Dowswell named his top ten non-fiction books about Britain in the first world war, including:
The Great Silence by Juliet Nicolson

This shines a light on an area of our history that is rarely thought about – the years immediately following the war. Nicolson's account of the choosing, and burial of The Unknown Warrior is haunting, as are the chapters on the treatment of amputees and the men who had suffered horrendous facial injuries.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue