Sunday 20 December 2009

A Traveller in War-Time

Official Blurb

This is a collection of a series of journalistic articles written during his travels throughout WWI era Europe that Churchill — the American author, not the famed British statesman — published in 1917; the book version came out in 1918. The writing is sharp, straightforward, and rarely sentimental, with loads of local color and occasional humor.

My Review

This is an interesting collection of anecdotes from the first world war. It does show is journalistic nature as nothing goes into too much depth and rather just presents a series of things that happen. The Journalist is merely passing through and does not seem to get himself too involved in what he finds.

This book was... ok. Not enough depth of detail for my own liking but just enough detail from the period to keep me listening. If you have any interest in the first world war then you might easily find this audio book to your taste.

Readng 2
Production 2
Story 2

Total 6/9

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