“… SO DAMNED TRUE THAT THE GOVERNMENT SUPPRESSED IT”
— Roger Mifflin, proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop (by Christopher Morley)
Andreas Latzko was hospitalized for malaria and severe shock after serving on the warfront on the Isonzo River during the war between Austria-Hungary and Italy in 1916. While he was recuperating he poured out his anguish over what he had seen and experienced in these six harrowing chapters.
The book was published in 1917 as the war still raged, and Roger Mifflin was not exaggerating when he said the government suppressed it. Never mind which government he was talking about; every one of the warring countries tried to censor it. You’ll understand why when you read this forgotten classic of The Great War.
THE ROGER MIFFLIN COLLECTION: This is the second in a series of fine books preserving and protecting the recommendations of Roger Mifflin, proprietor of Christopher Morley’s Haunted Bookshop.