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Peter Englund
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Peter Englund received a Ph.D. in history at the University of Uppsala in Sweden. He has been given a number of literary prizes in his home country, including the most famous one, the August. In 2002, he was elected to the Swedish Academy (who awards the Nobel Prize in Literature), and in 2008 was appointed its new Permanent Secretary. He has also worked as a war correspondent, in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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The Beauty and the Sorrow
An Intimate History of the First World War
Written by Peter Englund and Peter Graves

Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $17.00

An intimate narrative history of World War I told through the stories of twenty men and women from around the globe--a powerful, illuminating, heart-rending picture of what the war was really like.

In this masterful book, renowned historian Peter Englund describes this epoch-defining event by weaving together accounts of the average... Read more >
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The Beauty and the Sorrow
An Intimate History of the First World War
Written by Peter Englund
Translated by Peter Graves

Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $13.99

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