In this unique and compelling anthology, Sebastian Faulks has collected the best fiction about war in the twentieth century. Ranging from the First World War to the Gulf War, these stories depict a soldier's experience from call-up, battle and comradeship, to leave, hospital and trauma in later life. Truly international in scope, this anthology includes stories by Erich Maria Remarque and Pat Barker, Isaac Babel and Ernest Hemingway, Heinrich Boll and Norman Mailer, JG Ballard and Tim O'Brien, Julian Barnes and Louis de Bernieres. Together they form a powerful and moving evocation of the horrors of war.
A unique anthology that brings together the best fictional writing about war in the last century
"The range is international, the impeccable standards of writing never dip. This is some of the finest writing about war" Independent on Sunday "An anthology that tries, in a century that has made an art form of killing, to make sense of it all" Guardian "A substantial and compelling read" Metro
Sebastian Faulks's books include the number one bestseller A Week in December, A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Charlotte Gray and Birdsong, which has sold more than three million copies. In 2011 he wrote and presented the four-part television series Faulks on Fiction for BBC Two.