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Generals Die in Bed by Charles Yale Harrison (paperback, 2014)

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Generals Die in Bed by Charles Yale Harrison

Drawing on his experiences in the First World War, Charles Yale Harrison tells a stark and poignant story of a young man sent to fight on the Western Front. It is an unimaginably harrowing journey, especially for one not yet old enough to vote.

In sparse but gripping prose, Harrison conveys a sense of the horrors of life in the trenches. Here is where soldiers fight and die, entombed in mud, surrounded by rats and lice, forced to survive on insufficient rations.

Generals Die in Bed brings to life a period of history through the eyes of a twenty-year-old narrator, who reminds us that there is neither glamour nor glory in war.

About the Author

Charles Yale Harrison was born in 1898 in Philadelphia. He moved to Montreal as a child and began writing for the Montreal Star at the age of sixteen.

In 1916 he joined the Royal Montreal regiment and fought as a machine-gunner in France and Belgium. He may have fought at Flers-Courcelette, and most certainly fought at Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele. He was wounded at Amiens in 1918 and returned to Montreal. He later moved to New York City where he died in 1954.


Format: Paperback | 224 pages

Dimensions (cm): 1.5 x 11.3  x 18.2 | 136g

Publication Date: 26 Mar 2014

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia

Imprint: War Popular Penguins

Publication City/Country: Camberwell, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: b&w illustrations

Edition Number: 2

ISBN10: 0143571656

ISBN13: 9780143571650


Condition: Like New

A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.