Prisoners of War: From Gallipoli to Korea by Patsy Adam-Smith

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December 1992, no. 147

Prisoners of War: From Gallipoli to Korea by Patsy Adam-Smith

Viking, $45 hb, 599 pp

Prisoners of War: From Gallipoli to Korea by Patsy Adam-Smith

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December 1992, no. 147

The word history means many different things to different people. But generally speaking it entails an attempt by an author to explain, or make sense of, the past. That is, the historian gathers together the material, the evidence as it were, and from that draws a number of conclusions which we as readers are expected to believe. Prisoners of War, by Patsy Adam-Smith, encompassing three wars, from Gallipoli to Korea, is not that kind of history.

Ian Buchanan reviews 'Prisoners of War: From Gallipoli to Korea' by Patsy Adam-Smith

Prisoners of War: From Gallipoli to Korea

by Patsy Adam-Smith

Viking, $45 hb, 599 pp

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