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To the Last Man by Jeff Shaara

To the Last Man

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

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To the Last Man by Jeff Shaara

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 Europeâs Western Front. On the ground, young soldiers lose their innocence in the hell that is No Manâs 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 historianâs eye for detail and a novelistâs understanding of our hopes and fears, this sweeping, epic work of fiction brings to life some of the First World Warâs most memorable characters and carries readers to the heart of one of the greatest conflagrations in human history.


'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 wastelandâ
Publishers Weekly

About the Author

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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Publication date

2nd January 2006


Jeff Shaara

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Transworld Publishers Ltd


Paperback (b Format)
848 pages


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