The Roses Of No Man's Land

Paperback | November 26, 2013

byLyn Macdonald

not yet rated|write a review
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE BBC DRAMA THE CRIMSON FIELD 'On the face of it,' writes Lyn Macdonald, 'no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who walked straight out of Edwardian drawing rooms into the manifest horrors of the First World War ...' Yet the volunteer nurses rose magnificently to the occasion. In leaking tents and draughty huts they fought another war, a war against agony and death, as men lay suffering from the pain of unimaginable wounds or diseases we can now cure almost instantly. It was here that young doctors frantically forged new medical techniques - of blood transfusion, dentistry, psychiatry and plastic surgery - in the attempt to save soldiers shattered in body or spirit. And it was here that women achieved a quiet but permanent revolution, by proving beyond question they could do anything. All this is superbly captured in The Roses of No Man's Land, a panorama of hardship, disillusion and despair, yet also of endurance and supreme courage. 'Lyn Macdonald writes splendidly and touchingly of the work of the nurses and doctors who fought their humanitarian battle on the Western Front' Sunday Telegraph Over the past twenty years Lyn Macdonald has established a popular reputation as an author and historian of the First World War. Her books are based on the accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors, told in their own words, and cast a unique light on the First World War. Most are published by Penguin.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$22.00

Out of stock online
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE BBC DRAMA THE CRIMSON FIELD 'On the face of it,' writes Lyn Macdonald, 'no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who walked straight out of Edwardian drawing rooms into the manifest horrors of the First World War ...' Yet the volunteer nurses rose magnificently to t...

Lyn Macdonald is one of the most highly regarded historians of the First World War. Her books tell the men's stories in their own words and cast a unique light on the experiences of the ordinary 'Tommy'. The Roses of No Man's Land, Somme and They Called it Passchendaele have been recently reissued by Penguin. She lives near Cambridge.

other books by Lyn Macdonald

Somme
Somme

Paperback|Oct 1 2013

$18.56 online$22.00list price(save 15%)
1914: The Days Of Hope
1914: The Days Of Hope

Kobo ebook|Nov 13 2014

$15.69 online$20.34list price(save 22%)
1915: The Death of Innocence: The Death of Innocence
1915: The Death of Innocence: The Death of Innocence

Kobo ebook|Mar 17 1997

$21.39 online$27.74list price(save 22%)
see all books by Lyn Macdonald
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1 inPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0241952409

ISBN - 13:9780241952405

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Roses Of No Man's Land

Reviews