Books by Max Egremont

Max Egremont was born in 1948 and studied modern history at Oxford University. In addition to four novels, he is the author of three biographies, most recently Under Two Flags: The Life of Major General Sir Edward Spears. Egremont is a Fellow of the Royal


SOME DESPERATE GLORY by Max Egremont
HISTORY
Released: June 10, 2014

"'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?' Owen asked in his 'Anthem for Doomed Youth.' For Egremont, the poems serve as 'holy glimmers' of lives lost and as powerful protests against the hell of war."
Poetry reveals the devastating trajectory of war. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Ponderous, thickly detailed, somberly composed work joining travelogue and reflective history lesson."
A recondite study, so subtly wrought as to be somewhat murky, traces the deeply divided allegiances and tortuous history of a once proud East Prussia. Read full book review >
SIEGFRIED SASSOON by Max Egremont
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Thoughtful and well-paced—an illuminating study of the fine but now overlooked poet."
Lucid biography of the eminent English poet, forever on the outside and never quite at home in his own time. Read full book review >