Ernst Junger (1895-1998) was born in Heidelberg, Germany. He ran away from school and volunteered to join the German army in 1914. Fighting throughout World War I, he recorded his experiences in several books, most famously in Storm of Steel.
Karl Marlantes (foreword) is the New York Times bestselling author of Matterhorn and What It Is Like to Go to War. He served as a Marine in the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals. He lives near Duvall, Washington. Michael Hofmann (translator and introducer) has translated Joseph Roth, Hans Fallada, Herta Muller, Zoe Jenny, Wim Wenders, Wolfgang Koeppen, Durs Grunbein, and Franz Kafka. He is a professor of English at the University of Florida. Neil Gower (cover illustrator) is an internationally acclaimed graphic artist. He spent ten years as a contributing artist to Conde Nast Traveler and has provided art for major publishing houses and for such magazines as The New Yorker, The Economist, and Vanity Fair. He lives in Sussex, England.
"An articulate, often beautifully so, introduction to the world view of a different breed of man: the born warrior." --Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn, from the Foreword
"The definitive World War I account from the German point of view." --Margaret Atwood, Entertainment Weekly "Storm of Steel is what so many books claim to be but are not: a classic account of war." --London Evening Standard "Extraordinary . . . Michael Hofmann's superlative translation retains all the coruscating vitality of the original." --Niall Ferguson, author of Civilization, Colossus, and The Ascent of Money