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Kings, Queens and Pawns: An American Woman at the Front

Mary Roberts Rinehart

A personal account of the American author's visit to Europe in January 1915 while a war correspondent in Belgium for The Saturday Evening Post. She writes: "War is not two great armies meeting in a clash and frenzy of battle. It is much more than that. War is a boy carried on a stretcher, looking up at God's blue sky with bewildered eyes that are soon to close; war is a woman carrying a child that has been wounded by a shell; war is spirited horses tied in burning buildings and waiting for death; war is the flower of a race, torn, battered, hungry, bleeding, up to its knees in icy water; war is an old woman burning a candle before the Mater Dolorosa for the son she has given. For King and Country!" (Summary by MaryAnn and M.R.R.)

A personal account of the American author's visit to Europe in January 1915 while a war correspondent in Belgium for The Saturday Evening Post. She writes: "War is not two great armies meeting in a clash and frenzy of battle. It is much more than that. War is a boy carried on a stretcher, looking up at God's blue sky with bewildered eyes that are soon to close; war is a woman carrying a child that has been wounded by a shell; war is spirited horses tied in burning buildings and waiting for death; war is the flower of a race, torn, battered, hungry, bleeding, up to its knees in icy water; war is an old woman burning a candle before the Mater Dolorosa for the son she has given. For King and Country!" (Summary by MaryAnn and M.R.R.)
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Genres:

History

Description:

A personal account of the American author's visit to Europe in January 1915 while a war correspondent in Belgium for The Saturday Evening Post. She writes: "War is not two great armies meeting in a clash and frenzy of battle. It is much more than that. War is a boy carried on a stretcher, looking up at God's blue sky with bewildered eyes that are soon to close; war is a woman carrying a child that has been wounded by a shell; war is spirited horses tied in burning buildings and waiting for death; war is the flower of a race, torn, battered, hungry, bleeding, up to its knees in icy water; war is an old woman burning a candle before the Mater Dolorosa for the son she has given. For King and Country!" (Summary by MaryAnn and M.R.R.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 27m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:23