To the Last Man

by Jeff Shaara

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Historical Fiction

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World War I seen from three sides, a recruit joining the front near Ypres, the Red Baron, Germany’s ace pilot, and the American Chief in Europe.  Each chapter concentrates on the person’s life at that time, giving slices of history in a friendly and readable way.

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To the Last Man Synopsis

Spring 1916, and three great armies – French, British and, on the other side of the wire, German – are locked in a stalemate of mud and blood on Europe’s Western Front. On the ground, young soldiers lose their innocence in the hell that is No Man’s Land, while in the skies above the trenches, a new breed of warrior, armed with a devastating new weapon, comes of age…

As the conflict stretches into its third year, a neutral and woefully ill-equipped America is goaded into the fray, and the world waits to see if the tide of a war that has cost the lives of millions can at last be turned.

Written with an historian’s eye for detail and a novelist’s understanding of our hopes and fears, this sweeping, epic work of fiction brings to life some of the First World War’s most memorable characters and carries readers to the heart of one of the greatest conflagrations in human history.


To the Last Man Press Reviews

'A gripping account of World War I - from tactics to strategy. The reader feels the horror of the trenches in France'
General Tommy Franks (US Army, Ret'd)

‘An epic account…a gruesomely graphic portrayal of the brutality and folly of total war…his descriptions of individual combat in the air and the mass slaughter on the ground are stark, vivid and gripping. He also offers compelling portraits of the politicians and generals whose strategies and decisions killed millions and left Europe a discontented wasteland’
Publishers Weekly

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ISBN: 9780553817409
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780553817409
Publication date: 2nd January 2006
Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 848 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Historical Fiction,
Categories: First World War fiction,

About Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure – two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Killer Angels. Shaara was born in 1952 into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University. He lives in Missoula, Montana.

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