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Storm of Steel
by Ernst Junger and Michael Hofmann and Michael Hofmann


Overview - The memoir widely viewed as the best account ever written of fighting in WW1
A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier.
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Overview
The memoir widely viewed as the best account ever written of fighting in WW1
A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic, but also disturbingly self-aware, Junger exulted in the Great War, which he saw not just as a great national conflict but more importantly as a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, Junger kept testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure. Published shortly after the war s end, Storm of Steel was a worldwide bestseller and can now be rediscovered through Michael Hofmann s brilliant new translation.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142437902
  • ISBN-10: 0142437905
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: May 2004
  • Page Count: 289
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Penguin Classics

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Military
Books > History > Military - World War I
Books > History > Europe - Germany

 
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