PDF To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War

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Summary Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Jeff Shaara Jeff Shaara ↠ 8 Read Review To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War 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 powerSpring 1916 the horror of a stalemate on Europe’s 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 horrible–a “Tommy” whose innocent youth is cast into the h. To the Last Man was a frustrating read for me especially the first half of the book The author fell into the trap of writing WWI historical fiction about well known figures John Pershing the Red Baron and to a lesser extent about Patton and Von Hindenburg The book didn t really dispense much information on WWI or in the case of these figures approach the drama of at least a dozen great books on WW1 non fiction or fiction This is a serious book and the tone matches it so it is no amateur hack job The problem however with selecting well known figures and attributing all the fictional dialogue to them is that the characters must be drawn exceptionally well for there to be any point of it I know of only a handful of authors who have done this well Gore Vidal and Robert Graves to name a few There is a lot of information about the Red Baron already available Pershing even won a Pulitzer prize for his autobiography of the war Unfortunately for Shaara his rendering of their personalities etc was unconvincing In the case of the Red Baron I am not convinced that the author knows much of anything about WWI aerial combat or at least how to describe it in lyrical terms that isn t so dry and factual There are other books on aerial combat and flight mostly from other war periods that are captivating The one area in this book that shines is the story that follows the fictional or at least anonymous character Pvt Roscoe Temple Temple is a farm boy from the South who fights his way through Belleau Wood and the Meuse Argonne battles The character was well drawn and Shaara s descriptions about trench warfare no mans land and the other horrors of war that resulted from these late war offensives were top notch and convincingJeff Shaara has the tools of a serious writer and has written many best sellers It seems however that this book is in that milieu of Newt Gingrich and Bill O Reilly type of historical fiction that I don t especially care for There are many different points of view presented If the book had focused on one anonymous soldier from each side it would have been much better for the reasons stated above I give the book three starsHere is my ranked list of books on WW1 that I can highly recommend all 5 stars 1 Good Bye to All That An Autobiography by Robert Graves2 The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen3 All uiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Enriue4 The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman5 The Zimmerman Telegram by Barbara Tuchman6 The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart7 The War Poems by Siegfried Sassoon8 The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford9 Death of a Hero by Richard Aldington10 A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway11 The Curse of the Narrows The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Laura M MacDonald

Review To the Last Man A Novel of the First World WarTo the Last Man A Novel of the First World War

Summary Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Jeff Shaara Jeff Shaara ↠ 8 Read Review To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War Ell of a terrifying warIn the skies meanwhile technology has provided a devastating new tool the aeroplane and with it a different kind of hero emerges–the 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 flightAs 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 euipped to enter a war that has become worldwide in scope The responsibility is placed on the shoulders of General John. I m sure many Gods and Generals fans will disagree with me but I truly believe this to be Jeff Shaara s finest novel to date Although the first two thirds can be on the educational side with less action the fact that he spent any time at all on early aviation is extraordinary As my dad was a pilot I find the incredible achievements of the Red Baron awe inspiring for such primitive planes The first American combat pilots were reuired to use machine guns placed on the roof so as not to disturb the propellersIt only gets better as the focus changes from the air to the ground As everyone begins to die around the main character you really get a fell for what it was like for the WW1 soldier Spionul mă privi surprins of a terrifying warIn the skies meanwhile technology has provided a devastating new tool the aeroplane and with it a different kind The Shadow Speaker of hero emerges–the flying ace Soaring high above the chaos Constantinople Painted by Warwick Goble on the ground these solitary knights duel in the splendor and terror Hoşçakal Mayumi of the skies their courage and steel tested with every flightAs 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 The End of the Fucking World of nonalignment Yet the Americans are woefully unprepared and ill euipped to enter a war that has become worldwide in scope The responsibility is placed Pass the ABO exam on the shoulders Transmetropolitan Vol 1 Back on the Street of General John. I m sure many Gods and Generals fans will disagree with me but I truly believe this to be Jeff Shaara s finest novel to date Although the first two thirds can be Filsafat Ilmu Sebuah Pengantar Populer on early aviation is extraordinary As my dad was a pilot I find the incredible achievements Unspoken Words of the Red Baron awe inspiring for such primitive planes The first American combat pilots were reuired to use machine guns placed The C Programming Language on the roof so as not to disturb the propellersIt The Ultimate Cyberpunk only gets better as the focus changes from the air to the ground As everyone begins to die around the main character you really get a fell for what it was like for the WW1 soldier

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Summary Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Jeff Shaara Jeff Shaara ↠ 8 Read Review To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War “Blackjack” 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 turnedFrom 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 Shaara’s work This spellbinding new novel carries readers–the way only Shaara can–to 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 wor. Only Jeff Shaara can take a possible info dump and mold it into a gripping and captivating novel To the Last Man recounts the experiences of American and German troops in the air the trenches and command during The Great War We intimately follow Black Jack Pershing an American Marine in the trenches the Red Baron and American pilot Lufbery to develop a better understanding of the real plights and thoughts of those involved in the War to End All Wars I cannot express this enough I respect this work with every fiber of my being Shaara researched each of the men this novel follows extensively It shows The images created are so vivid I ve yet to read a historical book that has put me into the the shoes of the men who have experienced the event discussed like this Shaara uses just enough creative liberties to make this novel read just so but does not sacrifice historical accuracy in the slightest It is absolutely wonderfully written That being said one star is missing from this rating This star was taken away because a book this stupendous can afford to be rated critically The missing star is due to a craving left unsatisfied within this novel I understand that Shaara writes his novels to put American history in the limelight but I so wish that some of this novel followed a German foot soldier The chapters dedicated to The Red Baron where phenomenal but they did not shed very much light to what the life of the common soldier would have been like There is a lot of war for Shaara to have packed into one book but I wish it would have been slightly longer in order to expand the experiences the reader walks through I never thought I d say that a 600 page book wasn t long enough If that isn t testament to how beautifully this novel was done I don t know what is I can t recommend this novel enough I enjoyed every moment of this read and if you are also a history buff I know you will too


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  1. says: Jeff Shaara ↠ 8 Read PDF To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War

    PDF To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War The disclaimer should read sucker for historical fiction I found this book to be packed with historical detail but not historically overwhelming This is a book about the men who fought the war to end all wars from both sides of the trenches Have you always wanted to know about the Red Baron and wonder why Snoopy

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    Jeff Shaara ↠ 8 Read Summary Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Jeff Shaara PDF To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War To the Last Man was a frustrating read for me especially the first half of the book The author fell into the trap of writing WWI hist

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    Review To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War Summary Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Jeff Shaara Jeff Shaara ↠ 8 Read 5 starsIn this fantastic book about WWI we meet Manfred Baron von Richoften the Red Baron who single handedly shot down over eighty planes for Germany He might be mechanically inept but oh can he fly He loves being up in the air He has a Great Dane that follows him everywhere and they seem very well suited to one another The British pilots

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    PDF To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War Gripping account of the horrors of World War 1 From Black Jack Pershing who was the US Commander to a doughboy in the trenches and 2 airplane fighter pilots the story wove facts of actual people in the war with brilliant dialogue Was sad to finish the bookOne of the top 5 books in 2016 for me highly recommended if you wa

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    PDF To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War Can't rate a book about two aviation heroes less than 4 Stars Four historic characters form the backbone of the story Manfred von Richthofen Raoul Lufbery John Black Jack Pershing and Roscoe Temple a Marine rifleman Shaara weaves an excellent story around these figures and you get an understanding of what they must have dealt with Really liked the flying history and gained new respect for those aviators Pers

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    PDF To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War Summary Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Jeff Shaara Review To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War I'm sure many Gods and Generals fans will disagree with me but I truly believe this to be Jeff Shaara's finest novel to date Although the first two thirds can be on the educational side with less action the fact that he spent any time at all on early aviation is extraordinary As my dad was a pilot I find the incredible achievements of the Red Baron awe inspiring for such primitive planes The first American combat pilots were reui

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    Review To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War Jeff Shaara ↠ 8 Read PDF To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War One of the things I most appreciate about Jeff Shaara is the organization and alternating point of view that he uses in all of his novels It allows the reader different perspectives and allows the author to cover ground with the ability to location hop with ease When one is writing about war this is a handy tool to have at one's disposal Wh

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    PDF To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War Review To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War Only Jeff Shaara can take a possible info dump and mold it into a gripping and captivating novel To the Last Man recounts the experiences of American and German troops in the air the trenches and command during The Great War We intimately follow Black Jack Pershing an American Marine in the trenches the Red Baron and American pilot Lufbery to develop a better understanding of the real plights and thoughts of those involved in the War to En

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    Review To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War Summary Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Jeff Shaara Jeff Shaara ↠ 8 Read My goal in reading this book was to gain a bit of a general understanding of WW I I want to study this war in detail because my knowledge and understanding of it is very limited I like Shaara and I figured that this would be a good place to st

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    PDF To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War I don't know too much about WWI so this was a pretty decent introduction However be aware that this mainly deals with Americans in the war so you miss a lot of what went on in the first 4 years before the US officially joined the fightingThere were a few things I didn't like about this book I found the author's

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  • Paperback
  • 636
  • To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War
  • Jeff Shaara
  • English
  • 23 December 2020
  • 9780345461360