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Product Number: EB00755263
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781599761
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Description

A powerful novel of a teenager who fights in the First World War, hoping to redeem himself after the death of his brother. Feeling responsible for the accidental death of his recently conscripted brother, fifteen-year-old Thomas Elkin takes on the identity of his dead sibling-and enters into the fray of the conflict. His burning ambition is to die a glorious death in his brother's name. Believing that in fully submitting to the reality of war he is atoning for his sins, he faces all the attendant horrors with a steel will and a poignant resignation. As the Great War rages, both personal conflict and global conflict raise questions of morality and mortality, guilt and faith-as this moving novel touches upon the existential crises faced on the battlefield by the men who fought.

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Author(s): Roy E. Stolworthy
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2012

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