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Rhymes of a Red Cross Man by Robert W. Service 1916

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Rhymes of a Red Cross Man by Robert W. Service 1916


Rhymes of a Red Cross Man is a collection of poems written by Robert W. Service, a Canadian, while he was a volunteer ambulance driver for The American Red Cross during WWI. He was one of approx. 24 "Literary Ambulance Drivers" (some others: Somerset Maugham, Hemingway, Dos Passos, e.e Cummings) who did that heroic work. Service, b.1874 d.1958, was already well known for writings like "Dangerous Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam Magee" which are still quite popular. "Rhymes", dedicated to his fallen brother Albert, who served in the Canadian infantry, is written on a totally different and personal level. His overall career is really quite remarkable. Book is approx. 6 in. tall and 4 in. wide with 208 pages. Soft cover is overlaid with kahki fabric and imprinted in a red brown. Very good condition with one separation at the title page, as shown.

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