Empires of the Dead PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Empires of the Dead free pdf Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction- the extraordinary and forgotten story behind the building of the First World War cemeteries. In the wake of the First World War, Britain and her Empire faced the enormous question of how to bury the dead. Critically-acclaimed author David Crane describes how the horror of the slaughter motivated an ambulance commander named Fabian Ware to establish the Commonwealth war cemeteries. Behind these famous monuments - the Cenotaph, Tyne Cot, Menin Gate, Etaples amongst them - lies a deeply moving story- 'Empires of the Dead' chronicles a generation coming to terms with grief on a colossal scale.

About David Crane

David Crane's first book, 'Lord Byron's Jackal' was published to great acclaim in 1998, and his second, 'The Kindness of Sisters' published in 2002, is a groundbreaking work of romantic biography. In 2005 the highly acclaimed 'Scott of the Antarctic' was published, followed by 'Men of War', a collection of 19th Century naval biographies, in 2009. Crane lives in north-west Scotland.

Details Book

Author : David Crane
Publisher : William Collins
Data Published : 27 March 2014
ISBN : 0007456689
EAN : 9780007456680
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Empires of the Dead



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Empires of the Dead free pdfEmpires of the Dead

    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction- the extraordinary and forgotten story behind the building of the First World War cemeteries. due to the efforts of one remarkable and visionary man..


  • The World of David Walliams free pdfThe World of David Walliams

    SIX hilarious and moving novels from bestselling. critically acclaimed author. David Walliams. in one MEGA box-set. DEMON DENTIST: Strange things were happening in the dead of night..


  • Graveyard of Empires free pdfGraveyard of Empires

    Afghanistan. U.S. Marines face a never-ending onslaught of Taliban. But even hell can get worse. The dead are coming back to life in The Graveyard of Empires. and only together can both sides of the today's conflict survive tomorrow's undead assault..


  • Death Rituals, Social Order and the Archaeology of Immortality in the Ancie ... free pdfDeath Rituals, Social Order and the Archaeology of Immortality in the Ancie ...

    Modern archaeology has amassed considerable evidence for the disposal of the dead through burials. cemeteries and other monuments. Drawing on this body of evidence. this book offers fresh insight into how early human societies conceived of death and the afterlife..


  • 21st Century Dead free pdf21st Century Dead

    The author of the acclaimed. eclectic anthology "The New Dead" returns with an all-new lineup of authors from all corners of the fiction world. shining a dark light on our fascination with tales of death and resurrection ..


  • Empires of the Dead free pdfEmpires of the Dead

    . Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction- the extraordinary and forgotten story behind the building of the First World War cemeteries. In the wake of the First World War, Britain and