Testament of Youth by Mark Bostridge, Vera Brittain

Testament of Youth

Mark Bostridge, Vera Brittain

nonfiction classics history memoir emotional informative inspiring slow-paced

688 pages | first published 1933

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Much of what we know and feel about the First World War we owe to Vera Brittain's elegiac yet unsparing book, which set a standard for memoirists from Martha Gellhorn to Lillian Hellman. Abandoning her studies at Oxford in 1915 to enlist as a nurs...
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