Spring 1916, and three great armies â€“ French, British and, on the other side of the wire, German â€“ are locked in a stalemate of mud and blood on Europeâ€™s Western Front. On the ground, young soldiers lose their innocence in the hell that is No Manâ€™s Land, while in the skies above the trenches, a new breed of warrior, armed with a devastating new weapon, comes of ageâ€¦
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 historianâ€™s eye for detail and a novelistâ€™s understanding of our hopes and fears, this sweeping, epic work of fiction brings to life some of the First World Warâ€™s most memorable characters and carries readers to the heart of one of the greatest conflagrations in human history.
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||2nd January 2006|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||First World War fiction,|
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 â€“ 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.More About Jeff Shaara