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Published: 03 August 2021

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780192896025

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Dead Men Telling Tales

Napoleonic War Veterans and the Military Memoir Industry, 1808-1914

Matilda Greig

  • Provides an innovative account of the Napoleonic military memoir genre in nineteenth-century Spain, Portugal, Britain, and France
  • Makes a significant contribution to the history of reading and publishing and the history of the war memoir
  • Challenges the way historians use war memoirs as sources, showing the tension between 'authentic' testimony and edited accounts
  • Contextualises the modern phenomenon of the 'soldier's tale' and depictions of the experience of war

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