"A Farewell To Arms"
By Ernest Hemingway.
In 1918, Ernest Hemingway went to war.
He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated. Out of his experience came A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway's description of war is unforgettable.
He recreates the fear, the comradeship, the courage of his young American volunteer, and the men and women he meets in Italy, with total conviction. But A Farewell to Arms is not only a novel of war. In it Hemingway has also created a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.
This is a great work and a must read for anyone with an interest in European military history. The book was banned in post WW1 Italy due to the uncensored description of conditions and events on the frontlines.
As I haven't re-read this book for such a longtime, I'm not really qualified to give a valid review just now. If possible I will update after the book is read again.