Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

The Quick and the Dead

The Quick and the Dead
Item# 9781408822456

Product Description

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK (July 2012)

Author: Richard Van Emden

At the end of the First World War more than 192,000 wives had lost their husbands, and nearly 400,000 children had lost their fathers. Few people remained unscathed. The Quick and the Dead pays tribute to the families who were left behind while their husbands, fathers and sons went off to fight, and the generations that followed. Through a unique collection of more than fifty interviews, private diaries and a remarkable collection of unpublished letters written by the soldiers to their families back home, The Quick and the Dead is a history of those who are commonly forgotten and neglected when the fallen are remembered on Armistice Day. (pb)