Disasters and Heroes

On War, Memory and Representation

Author(s): Angus Calder

Language: English

Genre(s): Media Film and Theatre Politics

  • April 2004 · 281pages · 220x140mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708318676

About The Book

A collection of Angus Calder's work dealing with war and memory. Beginning with a section devoted to war memorials and the public remembrance of war, the collection then looks at the lived experience of war for the "ordinary" soldier.


'..a thoughtful and learned collection with the essay on Crete being a real highlight. Calder's lightness of touch and wryness of tone means everything in here is never less than well done'. Chapman

About the Author(s)

Angus Calder

Angus Calder, formerly Reader in Cultural Studies at the Open University in Scotland, is a member of the advisory committee of the Centre for Second World War Studies at Edinburgh University. He has published numerous books, including The People’s War: Britain 1939–45 (1969), Revolutionary Empire: The Rise of the English-Speaking Empires from the Fifteenth Century to the 1780s (1981), The Myth of the Blitz (1991), and Revolving Culture: Notes from the Scottish Republic (1994).

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