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by Arthur Guy Empey

eBook Over the Top epub
  • ISBN: 0898756170
  • Author: Arthur Guy Empey
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (October 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 340 pages
  • ePUB size: 1162 kb
  • FB2 size 1996 kb
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Arthur Guy Empey (December 11, 1883 – February 22, 1963) was an American soldier, author, actor and filmmaker

Arthur Guy Empey (December 11, 1883 – February 22, 1963) was an American soldier, author, actor and filmmaker. He served with the British Army during World War I, and upon his return wrote a popular autobiographical book, Over the Top, which sold over a quarter million copies. He penned lyrics to several patriotic songs, and wrote, produced or directed several silent films including The Undercurrent (1919) and Troopers Three (1930).

Arthur Guy Empey was an American who responded to the sinking of the Lusitania by enlisting with the British Army to fight in France. His experiences in the trenches, including his ultimate wounding and convalescence, became this book. When published in 1917, it was a major hit and helped the recruiting effort when America entered the Great Wa. f you've heard of the horror of trench warfare in WWI and want to see it from below dirt level, Empey offers it all here

ARTHUR GUY EMPEY (1883-1963) was an American soldier who fought in the British Army during World War I. .

ARTHUR GUY EMPEY (1883-1963) was an American soldier who fought in the British Army during World War I. He was medically discharged after being wounded in action. He wrote Over the Top upon his return to the United States, and after selling more than a quarter of a million copies it was made into a feature film in 1918. Empey went on to become a screenwriter, actor, and movie producer.

Over The Top - Arthur Guy Empey. During sixteen years of roughing it, knocking around the world, I have nibbed against the high and low and have had ample opportunity of studying, at close range, many different peoples, their ideals, political and otherwise, their hopes and principles. Through this elbow rubbing, and not from reading, I have become convinced of the nobility, truth, and justice of the Allies’ cause, and know their fight to be our fight, because it espouses the principles of the United States of America, democracy, justice, and liberty.

Arthur Guy Empey (11 December 1883 – 22 February 1963) was an American soldier in the British Army in World War 1, and an author . Over The Top. by. Arthur Guy Empey.

Arthur Guy Empey (11 December 1883 – 22 February 1963) was an American soldier in the British Army in World War 1, and an author, screenwriter, actor an.Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Public Domain Mark .

Over the Top. Arthur Guy EMPEY (1883 - 1963). Arthur Guy Empey was an American who responded to the sinking of the Lusitania by enlisting with the British Army to fight in France. When published in 1917, it was a major hit and helped the recruiting effort when America entered the Great War. If you've heard of the horror of trench warfare in WWI and want to see it from below dirt level, Empey offers it all here

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Arthur Guy Empey was born in Ogden Utah in 1883 and he died in 1963 in Kansas. Over the Top is not a history book

Arthur Guy Empey was born in Ogden Utah in 1883 and he died in 1963 in Kansas. Apparently he was angered by the failure of America to act and enter the War so he went off to England to join up. He wrote the book when he returned to the . after being wounded and discharged by the British Army. Over the Top is not a history book. 254 printed pages. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Infuriated by the German sinking of the liner Lusitania, the author (an American citizen) travels to England and enlists in the Royal Fusiliers, prior to America's entry into the war. This is a book about his "experiences in the language of Tommy sitting on the fire step of a front-line trench on t he Western Front-just as he would tell his mate next him what was happening at a different part of the line." He was in the front line trench of the Western Front.

It was the biggest bestseller of the war, selling a million hardcover copies. The best part may be its appendix, "Tommy's Dictionary of the Trenches," which is a dictionary of slang and other terms used by British soldiers.

A classic at the time by an American who fought in the British Army. Books of this sort were published as propaganda to tilt American public opinion towards the Allied cause.

Comments: (7)
Majin
Empey's "Over the Top" provides a foot soldier's view of combat in World War One. Empey, an American, volunteered to serve in the British Army on the Western Front, before the United States' entry into the war. His narrative carries readers from his initial decision to get into the fight, through his training and into the trenches. His account is highly readable and carries indelible marks of authenticity. While Empey wrote of combat experience, much of the text covers seemingly-endless marches from point to point: remember, in the World War One era, armies moved mainly by muscle power, not automotive power. Empey's intent in the book -- according to his introduction -- was to provide his contemporary American readers with a personal perspective of British soldiers, with the implication that "we" as a nation shoud be in the fight alongside them. For readers a century later, his narrative allows you to share the experience of foot soldiering. This is not a scholarly investigation of the whys and wherefores of World War One, nor is it a condemnation of the brutality and futility of war like "All Quiet on the Western Front." It is, instead, one soldier's account of life -- and death -- on the Western Front in 1916. There are other books that will inform readers about the strategies, the great offensives, the horrible slaughter of warfare as armies learned to cope with new technologies for killing. This one will inform you about what it was like to be in the trenches, behind the lines awaiting your unit's turn in those trenches, or out in front scouting the enemy's lines. A reader with some military experience will probably say, "Yes, I get it." Those without will come away from the book with a new appreciation for things their grandfathers and great grandfathers endured.
Ndav
I have an original Putnam (The Knickerbocker Press, NY) from 1917, which I recently read. (Almost tossed. Glad I didn't!) Empey is a brilliant writer. This is a page turner. (Being a fan of Downton Abbey didn't hurt me either.)
I purchased THIS book to loan out because my original is fragile. However, I find it disappointing that the original photos, illustrations, and diagrams are MISSING from this latest publication. That is part of what makes my original book such a treat. However I would discourage no one from purchasing this book. This is my kind of history.
Granijurus
I read this book at my father's suggestion many years ago (late forties); probably the first book I ever read. I enjoyed it immensely so much so that I never forgot it. So having temporarily run out of a book to read I decided to re-read that which had so interested me all those years ago. I was not disappointed.

The story is that of an American who fought for the Brits in WWI. Describing the perils of war he paints a no nonsense picture of war in the trenches from a very personal perspective. Not a hero, at least in the usual sense of the word, his description of the soldiers every day experiences from fighting vermin (cooties) to the age old problems and complaints concerning the ineptness of the officer class is proof that over the years things do not really change. Officers' make plans; the rank and file do the fighting always complaining that what they are going to do makes little sense. The plan is passed on and the specified moment "over the top they go.." Keeping in mind that this is trench warfare as practiced then leaves a modern wondering how anyone could survive this idiotic way of fighting a war. But then one comes to understand the folly of it all as to whether it has been any better in subsequent wars to storm the beaches as in Iwo or Normandy. Let's face it...there is no good way to fight war and this book explicitly presents that truth.

Nonetheless I would recommend this book to anyone from six to sixty and beyond. A profound question of the worth and or folly of war will remain with you while not only reading the book but also when same has been finished. I, too, am a former Marine and proud to be. But war is something I could do without... .
Kirizius
This was really a nice read. I have read numerous autobiographies about the trench fighting in WW1 and this aligned with the rest. I say that because some of the reviews I read before reading this book stated this book was less than truthful or just propaganda. What was interesting about this book was that it was written and published while the war was still going on. That actually detracted a bit for me because the names of some towns and battles were omitted as the war was still being fought. I only gave it 4 stars because the Kindle version I was reading had all the pictures omitted.
Zorve
This book was recommended to me by our Platoon sargent while doing a Great War reenactment in Nueville PA. It covers trench warfare from the mud on up. The story has an easy to read tempo, holds your interest throughout, and has as much humor as anyone can muster from such a bad situation. It was so hard to put down I read the whole thing in 2 days. I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in WW 1, especially as told from the viewpoint of a Yank enlisted in the British infantry.
Goldendragon
This is a very interesting book about life in the trenches in WWI. Arthur Guy Empey was a very informative, entertaining, and informal writer, and this book is full of details and anecdotes of day-to-day life in the trenches. I love his use of the slang of the day, every word he uses seems so vivid and true-to-life. He is so matter-of-fact about the bravery of himself and his fellow soldiers. It seems amazing that he, a US citizen, made his way to England and volunteered for this hard and dangerous war. I feel like I learned so much about what life was like for these young soldiers. .
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