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Bringing War to Book

Writing and Producing the Military Memoir

  • Rachel Woodward
  • K. Neil Jenkings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings
    Pages 1-41
  3. Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings
    Pages 43-64
  4. Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings
    Pages 65-90
  5. Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings
    Pages 91-122
  6. Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings
    Pages 123-152
  7. Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings
    Pages 153-188
  8. Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings
    Pages 189-217
  9. Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings
    Pages 219-252
  10. Rachel Woodward, K. Neil Jenkings
    Pages 253-268
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 269-285

About this book

Introduction

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.

 

Keywords

publishing armed forces sociology war history soldiers literature memory

Authors and affiliations

  • Rachel Woodward
    • 1
  • K. Neil Jenkings
    • 2
  1. 1.Newcastle UniversityNewcastleUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Newcastle UniversityNewcastleUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57010-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57009-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57010-9
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