ERNST JUNGER Storm of Steel Translated with an Introduction by MICHAEL H OFMANN PENGUIN BOOKS. I I I. PENGUIN @ C LASSICS STO RM OF STEEL ERNST lONGER was born in Heidelberg in 1895. He ran away from school to enlist in the Foreign Legion. A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Storm of Steel is the World War I memoir of German officer Ernst Junger, detailing his experiences on the Western Front. It was first printed in German in 1920, making it one of the first personal accounts of the war, titled In Storms of Steel: from the diary of a Shock Troop Commander, Ernst Junger, War Volunteer, and subsequently Lieutenant.
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Storm Of Steel Cliff Notes
A worldwide bestseller published shortly after the end of World War I, Storm of Steel is a memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism. Itilluminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, as seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier.
Young, tough, patriotic, but also disturbingly self-aware, Ernst Jünger exulted in the Great War, which he saw not just as a great national conflict but also—more importantly—as a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, Jünger keeps testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure. His account is ripe for rediscovery upon the centennial of the Battle of the Somme—a major set piece in Storm of Steel—and a bracing read for fans of Redeployment and American Sniper.
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