Aftermath: Travels in a Post-War World
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Aftermath: Travels in a Post-War World

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Mowat returned to Europe in 1953 to retrace his wartime footsteps. Encountering populations changed by tragedy yet determined to move forward, he returned with stories of the courage and resilience of ordinary people.
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Roberts Rinehart Publishers (first published 1996)
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Farley Mowat has written a number of books which may be described as war memoirs. Since they were written at decent intervals and to some extent, for different purposes, there is a degree of repetition. Nevertheless, as there is hardly ever a dull moment in a text by Mowat, we can forgive him for telling the same story twice. To be honest, I'm no longer certain where the overlap occurs, although in "Aftermath," a book written comparatively recently, he certainly revisits some parts of the Italia...more
I enjoyed reading this. I knew of Farley Mowat, but hadn't read anything by him. Thanks for giving me this book, Jen! Mowat and his wife take a trip in 1953, visiting some of the sites and battlefields of WW II where he served. I could have done with a little less of the story of Nazi atrocities in France and Italy, but in general it was interesting. I particularly liked reading about the places they visited in England (not related to the war, necessarily), including some Roman ruins, a grave ba...more
Great stories in the Farley style. Mowat and his exwife travel through England, France and Italy to visit sites he was stationed at during WWII. His bitterness was still quite evident, which I found understandable yet disturbing.
This is one of Farley's great books that you need to re-read every so often.
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Farley McGill Mowat was a conservationist and one of Canada's most widely-read authors.
Many of his most popular works have been memoirs of his childhood, his war service, and his work as a naturalist. His works have been translated into 52 languages and he has sold more than 14 million books.
Mowat studied biology at the University of Toronto. During a field trip to the Arctic, Mowat became outrag...more
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