nbsp; "The trilogy is trying to tell something about the parts of war that don't get into the official accounts" #150;Pat Barker The first book of the Regeneration Trilogy and a Booker Prize nominee nbsp; In 1917 Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon's "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim. nbsp; One of the most amazing feats of fiction of our time,nbsp; Regnerationnbsp; has been hailed by critics across the globe.nbsp; As August 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I, this book is as timely and relevant as ever.
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