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To the last man : a novel of the First World War, Jeff Shaara

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To the last man : a novel of the First World War
Title
To the last man
Title remainder
a novel of the First World War
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Jeff Shaara
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Language
eng
Summary
Jeff Shaara has enthralled readers with his New York Times bestselling novels set during the Civil War and the American Revolution. Now the acclaimed author turns to World War I, bringing to life the sweeping, emotional story of the war that devastated a generation and established America as a world power. Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe2s western front. France and Great Britain are on one side of the barbed wire, a fierce German army is on the other. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench warfare as seen through the eyes of a typical British soldier who experiences the bizarre and the horrible6a 3Tommy4 whose innocent youth is cast into the hell of a terrifying war. In the skies, meanwhile, technology has provided a devastating new tool, the aeroplane, and with it a different kind of hero emerges6the flying ace. Soaring high above the chaos on the ground, these solitary knights duel in the splendor and terror of the skies, their courage and steel tested with every flight. As the conflict stretches into its third year, a neutral America is goaded into war, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, finally accepting the repeated challenges to his stance of nonalignment. Yet the Americans are woefully unprepared and ill equipped to enter a war that has become worldwide in scope. The responsibility is placed on the shoulders of General John 3Blackjack4 Pershing, and by mid-1917 the first wave of the American Expeditionary Force arrives in Europe. Encouraged by the bold spirit and strength of the untested Americans, the world waits to see if the tide of war can finally be turned. From Blackjack Pershing to the Marine in the trenches, from the Red Baron to the American pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, To the Last Man is written with the moving vividness and accuracy that characterizes all of Shaara2s work. This spellbinding new novel carries readers6the way only Shaara can6to the heart of one of the greatest conflicts in human history, and puts them face-to-face with the characters who made a lasting impact on the world
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JRS
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1952-
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Shaara, Jeff
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H18
LC item number
T6 2004b
Literary form
fiction
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  • Americans
  • British
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
To the last man : a novel of the First World War, Jeff Shaara
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Contents
To the reader -- Acknowledgments -- List of maps -- Introduction -- To touch the sky -- Killing match -- World afire -- Out of many, one -- Afterword
Control code
ocm56637102
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 636 p.
Isbn
9780345461346
Lccn
2004303493
Other control number
9780345461346
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Label
To the last man : a novel of the First World War, Jeff Shaara
Link
Publication
Contents
To the reader -- Acknowledgments -- List of maps -- Introduction -- To touch the sky -- Killing match -- World afire -- Out of many, one -- Afterword
Control code
ocm56637102
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 636 p.
Isbn
9780345461346
Lccn
2004303493
Other control number
9780345461346
Other physical details
maps

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