Ghosts of War
A History of World War I in Poetry and Prose
by Andrew Ferguson
An approachable account of World War I that includes poems from Italian, German, French, Russian, and American poetsThe grand narratives of World War I focus on the action and strategy of combat: this masterful work retells the war in an accessible and genuinely moving way. This work tracks the progress of the global war using the words of more than 100 poets and writers. Their words bring the conflict to life in a real, dramatic and sometimes humorous manner. Numerous accounts of the Great War are written from an Anglo-centric viewpoint but Ghosts of War includes global contributions and stresses the Scottish contribution to both the fighting and the poetry.