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Bringing War to Book

Writing and Producing the Military Memoir

Authors: Woodward, Rachel, Jenkings, K. Neil

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  • Explores the processes of the social production of the military memoir
    Draws on original interviews with contemporary military memoirists
    Addresses new and emergent themes such as military literacy 
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This book explores how military memoirs come to be written and published. Looking at the journeys through which soldiers and other military personnel become writers, the authors draw on over 250 military memoirs published since 1980 about service with the British armed forces, and on interviews with published military memoirists who talk in detail about the writing and production of their books.  A range of themes are explored including: the nature of the military memoir; motivations for writing; authors’ reflections on their readerships; inclusions and exclusions within the text; the memories and materials that authors draw on; the collaborations that make the production and publication of military memoirs possible; and the issues around the design of military memoirs' distinctive covers.

Written by two leading commentators on the sociology of the military, Bringing War to Book offers a new and original argument about the representations of war and the military experience as a process of social production.  The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including sociology, history, and cultural studies.

 

About the authors

Rachel Woodward is a Professor of Human Geography at Newcastle University, UK. 

K. Neil Jenkings is a Senior Research Associate at Newcastle University, UK.  

Reviews

“The authors examine what military memoirs do, why and for whom they are written, what is included and what is excluded, what materials are used, who is involved in the writing and production, and why memoirs physically look the way they do. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.” (B. Adler, Choice, Vol. 56 (04), December, 2018)​

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57010-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57009-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bringing War to Book
Book Subtitle
Writing and Producing the Military Memoir
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57010-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57010-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57009-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 285
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