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This is his memoir of the "Great War" and it's indelible impact on him and on a generation.
The book is a remarkable achievement worth reading even for those who may be glad the old days were left behind.
That, and the exceptional honesty of the book, which manages to be tell-all without being gossipy.
An excellent, literate account of one British officer's four years in the hell of WWI. The cool, matter-of-fact writing from one of the most prolific and praised writers of modern... Read morePublished 21 days ago by DS
Goodbye to All That is the definitive memoir of the First World War from the British point of view. At its center is Robert Graves, a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Carl Robinson
Fantastic picture of life in the trenches - horrifying really. I only had somewhat glorified ideas about this until I read this book. Good history. Interesting man. Read morePublished 29 days ago by sr
While there are portions of the book written with tongue firmly in cheek, altered to fit continuity, or reshaped for the need for drama, this remains one of the finest books on... Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. M.Silver
Graves' autobiography is an important contribution to the body of work expressing astonishment at the excesses of, and disillusionment toward, the forces behind the UK's... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael Moisio
One of the great memoirs of all time and a reminder of the horrible futility of war but humanity's inability to avoid it.Published 3 months ago by Eleanor O.
I had heard this was a good book but it really was quite horrid. It tells about a guy who grew up thinking the world owed him a living. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Meyer
By the time he had lived just over quarter of his life, Robert Graves had experienced two of the most brutal terrors a person can undergo: the rigours and privations of an English... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sirin
If you're interested in a first-hand account of WWI, you couldn't do better than this almost day-by-day account of life and death in the trenches of France.Published 5 months ago by Mr. B