Moran, Lord. The Anatomy of Courage
Moran, Lord. The Anatomy of Courage

Moran, Lord. The Anatomy of Courage

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Moran, Lord. The Anatomy of Courage. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Blue cloth, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 202 clean pp., tight. No dust jacket, but the descriptive portions of it (inside flap panels) are taped to the front end papers. Very good. Hardcover.  [4752] $32.50

The author served as a medical officer with the British forces in the trenches of France and Flanders during the Great War. This study of courage is based upon his diaries of those years. "In this book I set out to find how courage is born and how it is sustained in a modern army of free people. The soldier is alone in his war with terror and we have to recognise the first signs of his defeat that we may come in time to his rescue. So the first part describes the discovery of fear. The second tells how courage is spent in war. In the third part of the book - The Care and Management of Fear - I tell you what can be done to delay or prevent this using up of courage."