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Kipling and War: From 'Tommy' to 'My Boy Jack'

Kipling and War: From 'Tommy' to 'My Boy Jack'
Andrew Lycett

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Although Rudyard Kipling never fought, he was one of Britiain's foremost observers of and commentators on war. Through his writing on the harsh realities of life as a private and accounts of feats of courage and comradeship during the frontier wars in India, 19th century British campaigns in Sudan, the Boer Wars and the First World War, he became the poet of the common soldier. Although he wrote propaganda for the government in the Boer and First World Wars, Kipling was also acerbic in his criticism of military incompetence, deeply compassionate towards the victims of war and despairing of the senseless bloodshed that he witnessed. Through his writing, the voices of countless soldiers and the guns of many battles echo through the years and place Kipling firmly firmly among the leading practitioners of 19th and 20th century war literature.

Author Info

Andrew Lycett is the acclaimed biographer of Rudyard Kipling and editor of Kipling Abroad and Kipling and the Sea (both I.B.Tauris). As a former foreign correspondent, he has travelled widely and worked in most parts of the world written about by Kipling. His other books include the highly regarded lives of Ian Fleming, Dylan Thomas and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is a member of the Council of the Kipling Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.

ISBN: 9781784533335
Publication Date: 29 Sep 2015
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 135

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