Douglas & McIntyre
And No Birds Sang

Book details:

April 2012
ISBN 978-1-77100-030-7
Paperback - Trade
5" x 7 3/4"
248 pages
Biography & Autobiography / Literary BIO007000
$19.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

And No Birds Sang

“A seemingly effortless evocation of the fire that shaped a Canadian generation . . . bound to rank as one of Mowat’s major accomplishments.” —Mordecai Richler

Turned away from the Royal Canadian Air Force for his apparent youth and frailty, Farley Mowat joined the infantry in 1940. The young second lieutenant soon earned the trust of the soldiers under his command, and was known to bend army rules to secure a stout drink, or find warm - if non-regulation - clothing. But when Mowat and his regiment engaged with elite German forces in the mountains of Sicily, the optimism of their early days as soldiers was replaced by despair. With a naturalist’s eyes and ears, Mowat takes in the full dark depths of war – and his moving account of military service, and the friends he left behind, is also a plea for peace. It is one of the most searing and unforgettable World War II memoirs from any Canadian.

About the Author

Farley  Mowat

Farley Mowat

Farley Mowat (1921–2014) was born in Belleville, Ontario. He spent much of his youth in Saskatoon, and lived in Ontario, Cape Breton and Newfoundland, ...

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