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Max Egremont

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Max Egremont was born in 1948 and studied modern history at Oxford University. He is the author of four novels and four biographies, including Siegfried Sassoon: A Life (FSG, 2005) and Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia (FSG, 2011). Egremont is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Some Desperate Glory

Max Egremont

The story of World War I, through the lives and words of its poetsThe hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of what many believed would be the war to end all wars is in 2014....

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Forgotten Land

Max Egremont

Until the end of World War II, East Prussia was the German empire’s farthest eastern redoubt, a thriving and beautiful land on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Now it lives only...

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Siegfried Sassoon

Max Egremont

Siegfried Sassoon was born in 1886 in Kent, and began writing verses as a boy. While a brave young officer, he confronted the terrible realities of the First World War on the battlefield, in...

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