On the Run: Deserters through the ages by Graeme KentOn the Run: Deserters through the ages by Graeme Kent

On the Run: Deserters through the ages

byGraeme Kent

Hardcover | September 19, 2014

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There have been many books written about valor in battle. This is not one of them. On the contrary,On The Run deals entirely with those men and women who, over thousands of years, have departed with alacrity and for multifarious reasons from life in the armed forces. For as long as there have been wars there have been those who have fled, sometimes precipitously, from the cannon's roar.This fascinating history of deserters and desertion, from the beginning of recorded time to the present day, details many of those characters who, for a multitude of often complex reasons, have gone absent without leave. Among their number are poets and pugilists, thieves and thugs, lovers and lunatics, princes and politicians, comedians and conspirators, film stars and fanatics, and even a Pope, all brought together by the simple fact that at one time or another they went on the run. Covering thousands of years in time and over forty different countries, this extraordinary book, the first of its kind, presents a fascinating anecdotal history of perhaps the most controversial and emotive subject in war, in this and any other age.Graeme Kent is a former BBC producer and author ofThe Strongest Men on Earth.
Graeme Kent is a prolific author published in more than twenty different countries. His books include The Strongest Men on Earth, The Great White and Olympic Follies. He is also author of the Sister Conchita series for Soho Crime. He has written for stage and screen, as well as for radio and many national newspapers and magazines. He s...
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Title:On the Run: Deserters through the agesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.37 × 6.32 × 1.21 inPublished:September 19, 2014Publisher:Biteback PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849545707

ISBN - 13:9781849545709

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