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Generals Die in Bed - 100th Anniversary Edition

Generals Die in Bed

100th Anniversary Edition

Interest Age: 14+
Grade: 9+
Reading Level: Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature: L.11-12.3,4,4a,4c,4d,5,5a,5b,6

Reading Level: Lexile HL670L
Hardcover : 9781554510740, 168 pages, March 2002 , 8.0" x 5.25"
Paperback : 9781554516926, 160 pages, September 2014 , 8.0" x 5.25"
Paperback : 9781554510733, 168 pages, March 2002 , 8.0" x 5.25"
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781554514632, 160 pages, September 2014
Rights sold: English


“The importance of this book … cannot be overstated.” —The Globe and Mail

As the world marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the bestselling novel Generals Die in Bed becomes more relevant than ever. Originally published in 1930, the landmark novel was one of the first to shatter the world’s illusion that war is a glorious endeavour. Instead, this chilling first-hand account brought readers face to face with the brutal, ugly realities of life in the trenches.

Often compared to All Quiet on the Western Front and A Farewell to Arms, Generals Die in Bed was described by the New York Times as “a burning, breathing, historic document.” With veterans of WWI no longer here to tell their tales, this book stands as a lasting monument to the horror of war.


“By far the best Canadian novel ever written about the war.”

- Halifax Chronicle Herald, 11/07/14

“The spare, clear writing speaks to today’s readers, however, and this overlooked classic should stand with the better known World War I titles by Hemingway and Remarque.”

- VOYA, 02/15