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By the Hands of Men, Book One: The Old World by [Roy M. Griffis]

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I rarely interrupt my reading by taking the time to post, but this book deserves a favorable acknowledgement. With such a vivid accounting of history and a most memorable portrayal of characters, I am compelled to continue reading. Thank you Mr. Griffis for such an engaging work of art! -- 5 Stars, Amazon Reviewer

Great historical novel
One of the best historical novels I've read in quite a long time! It is totally believable and takes place during and after World War I. The author manages to capture and hold your attention on every page. The characters become very real and the love story was a plus. This was a great read! I have bought book two! -- 5 Stars, Amazon Reviewer

With elements reminiscent of Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms
In the midst of World War I, a relationship develops between an English lieutenant and a young Russian nurse--a surprising tenderness against the backdrop of war...with likable characters, spending more time in the Old World is an appealing prospect. - Kirkus Reviews

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The By the Hands of Men series

An English Lieutenant and an immigrant Russian nurse meet scarcely a mile from the bloody trenches of World War One France, where they witness the hell that the hands of men can create.

The memory of their brief weeks together will follow them for years as they cross a world staggered by war, revolution, and duplicity.  Epic historical fiction, the saga sweeps across four continents in a gripping tale of fate, loss, redemption, and love.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00GFU6L7A
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 25, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1942 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 300 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real insight into war
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