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A Moment of War: A Memoir of the Spanish Civil War


A Moment of War: A Memoir of the Spanish Civil War

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    Laurie Lee(Author)
In this gripping, poignant memoir--a #1 bestseller in the United Kingdom--Laurie Lee returns to the scene of his wartime coming of age, portraying the death of a young man's idealism. "For anyone who wants to understand what war is actually like . . . this is the book. . . . A treasure."--Los Angeles Times Book Review.

A work of lyrical intensity. Read it and salute one of Britain's finest writers (Daily Mail)A great, heart-stopping narrative of one young Englishman's part in the war in Spain . . . crafted by a poet, stamping an indelible image of the boredom, random cruelty and stupidity of war (Literary Review)This story aches with unforgotten cold and trembles with unforgotten terror (Guardian) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Laurie Lee(Author)
  • New Press; Reprint edition (May 1994)
  • English
  • 6
  • Biography
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  • By hollysgran on 24 November 2015

    After finishing 'As I walked out one midsummer morning' about the 19 year old Lee leaving home and walking his way, first to London and then to Spain - (the latter, obviously, by boat) -I wanted to know how he decided to go back to help the Republican cause against a dictatorial regime. He is a wonderful writer, telling how he received not the welcome he expected but suspicions that he might be an infiltrator for the Facist regime and his near death experiences. Happily he lived to tell the tale and my only disappointment is that the book is only 120 pages long.

  • By Caliban on 28 August 2017

    Not the prose poem that is Cider with Rosie, or even the great yarn that is As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning but a serviceable story/

  • By Mr. Peter J. K. Mccarthy on 5 December 2010

    Having read the other two Laurie Lee books that form this trilogy, I was keen to complete it. In no way was I disappointed. You are left with the cliffhanger at the end of,"As I Walked Out..." and this book cruised straight on. The heat of the previous book is forgotten as you enter the freezing paths of the Pyrenees and the even colder events of the Spanish Civil War. A real treat. I've just ordered, "A Rose For Winter," to continue reading his works on visiting Spain.

  • By olwen gillmore on 24 July 2017

    Beautifully written, but with out a lot of point other than a search for a different life. After all the discomfort he had to endure, it was sad to find that he had to return to the life he had tried to escape from.

  • By MarZaR on 7 September 2017

    very good book makes you want more

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