A Storm in Flanders

The Ypres Salient, 1914–1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
Product Number: EB00645612
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781555847807
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Description

From the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of Forrest Gump: "A fascinating, evenhanded, page-turning account" of Ypres's pivotal WWI battles (San Francisco Chronicle). The Ypres Salient in Belgian Flanders was the most notorious and dreaded territory in all of World War I-possibly of any war in history. After Germany's failed attempt to capture Britain's critical ports along the English Channel, a bloody stalemate ensued in this pastoral area no larger than the island of Manhattan. Ypres became a place of horror, heroism, and terrifying new tactics and technologies: poison gas, tanks, mines, air strikes, and the unspeakable misery of trench warfare. Drawing on the journals of the men and women who were there, Winston Groom has penned a drama of politics, strategy, the human heart, and the struggle for victory against all odds. This ebook features 16 pages of black-and-white historical photographs. "Everything nonfiction should be." -Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Groom reconstructs a forgotten military passage that serves as a cautionary tale about war's consequences." -Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Groom's account, full of detail and the smell of gunsmoke, is expertly paced and free of dull stretches." -Kirkus Reviews "Moving . . . Inspiring . . . An important and brilliantly written book." -Booklist

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Author(s): Winston Groom
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007

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