World War 1 poet Alan Seeger and his rendezvous with death

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War poet Alan Seeger and his rendezvous with death

by Michael G. Williams

Alan Seeger as a French Legionnaire.

It is difficult to say how familiar people are with him. Some may have heard his name; others may have read his poems; and still others might recognize his face.

More than 100 years after his violent death, poet Alan Seeger’s spirit is very much alive, thanks in large part to the efforts of author and historian Michael Hill.

Hill, who has served as a researcher to best-selling authors such as David McCullough, Michael Korda, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Jon Meacham, has recently completed a book about Seeger’s life and his service in the French Foreign Legion during World War I.War Poet: The Life of Alan Seeger and His Rendezvous With Deathtells the story of an extraordinary writer, who despite his youth, possessed an intelligence and intuition well beyond his years.

“I’ve researched many impressive figures…

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Published by peter petterson

Father of four, grandfather of thirteen, and great-grandfather of eight. Resides in Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Living happily in retirement and enjoying the company of my many young descendants.

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