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Author Name    Graves, Dianne. (John McCrae.)

Title   A CROWN OF LIFE: THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE.

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997

ISBN Number    15506809149

Seller ID   29092

300 pp, lg.8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps, drawings, photographs. "Born in Canada, (John) McCrae served in the South African War before carving out a career as an eminent doctor. It was during the Great War, whilst serving in 1915 as both an artillery and medical officer in the Second Battle of Ypres, that he wrote his famous poem (In Flanders Fields). Set against a background of nearly half a century of history, (the author) brings alive in fascinating detail John McCrae and his world - amongst them Rudyard Kipling, Leo Amery, Sir Alexander Fleming, and Stephen Leacock; the threads that linked their lives; and the story of four people who, after the war, were instrumental in the events that led to poppies being manufactured and sold to raise funds." Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel, small area of laminate loss on front panel.

John  McCrae,  In  Flanders  Fields,  World  War  I,  Medical  Officers,  Canadian,  Great  War,  Second  Battle  Of  Ypres,  Poppy,  Remembrance,  Artillery,  Poems,  Poetry,  Poets,  Canadian  Army,  Physicians,  John  George  Adami,  Cyril  Allinson,  Leopold  S.  Amery,  Bonfire,  Edward  Archibald,  Austria-Hungary,  Belgium,  Boulogne,  Canadian  Corps,  Canadian  Infantry,  Cape  Town,  Harvey  Cushing,  Edward  VII,  Paul  Ehrlich,  France,  George  V,  Albert  Grey,  Guelph,  Ontario,  Earl  Haig,  Hospitals,  Sir  Sam  Hughes,  Rudyard  Kipling,  Horatio  Herbert  Kitchener,  Oskar  Klotz,  Stephen  Leacock,  London,  Sir  Andrew  MacPhail,  David  McCrae,  Dr  Thomas  McCrae,  Medicine,  Montreal,  Sir  Edward  Morrison,  Lady  Grace  Osler,  Sir  William  Osler,  Ottawa,  Roberts  Of  Kandahar,  Frederick  G.  Scott,  Lord  Strathcona,  Toronto,  United  States,  McGill  University,  Sir  William  Van  Horne,  War  Graves,  War  Memorials,  Wilhelm  II,  Wimereux. 

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