11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and Its Violent Climax

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Arrow, 2005 - World War, 1914-1918 - 456 pages
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Armistice Day, 1918 World War I And Its Violent Climax Using military archives and public records, along with journals and diaries, Joseph Persico weaves together the eleventh hour experiences of the men in the trenches, unsung and unremembered, the British Tommies, French Poilus, American Doughboys and German Feldgrau. Where, for example, was the Austrian corporal, Adolf Hitler, on that day? The pointless fighting on the last day of war is the perfect metaphor for the four years of senseless slaughter that preceded it. This book is sure to become the definitive history of the end of a conflict Winston Churchill called the hardest, cruellest, and least-rewarded of all the wars that have been fought.

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How this book has no reviews is astonishing. The style of this book is great, following the format of the U.S. series 24 in which it is almost broken down into minutes. This constant back and forth ... Read full review

Eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and its violent climax

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In this study of World War I, Persico (Roosevelt's Secret War ) provides a unique focus by considering how decisions made in the final hours of the war affected front-line soldiers. Despite the signed ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Was a contributing writer for Colin Powell's My American Journey. He also wrote Piercing the Reich, which is about the penetration of Nazi Germany by American Agents, and Nuremburg, which was made into a major television docudrama.

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