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Tolkien and the Great War by John Garth
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it was amazing

This book is very engaging, as Tolkien biography and for its illustration of what WW I was like. I was particularly taken by the personalities of Tolkien's close school friends, in particular the "study in friendship" represented by Tolkien and Christopher Wiseman. Tolkien and Wiseman had significant differences of opinion, but shared a friendship based in part on lively debate. The description of Tolkien's personality as a young man is also fresh and new. This book shows a gregariousness and power in Tolkien's personality that isn't very apparent in previous work like Carpenter's biography or even Letters by Tolkien.

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April 28, 2013 – Shelved

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