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No Man's Land: A Postwar Sketchbook of the War in the Trenches

No Man's Land: A Postwar Sketchbook of the War in the Trenches - Greg Baisden 3 1/2

Note: George Pratt is the artist. I doubt anybody's buying this book for Greg Baisden.

The good: Pratt's a capable artist. He certainly knows how to draw people. He captures the somber mood of war. The quotes, from famous people (Auden, Housman, Saki, Kipling, Hitler) and others who were involved with World War One, added to the book.

The less impressive: There's a bit of redundancy. A lot of the sketches are murky and vague when clearer renderings would have been more appropriate for publication.