A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918 : Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front

A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918 : Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front

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Trade Paper, Grove Press, 2003, ISBN# 0802139981
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A close-up analysis of a pivotal battle of World War I revisits the four-year-long Battle of Ypres, an engagement that cost hundreds of thousands of lives, marked the use of terrible new military tactics and technologies--including poison gas, mines, tanks, and air strikes--and forever changed the way that war would be waged. Reprint.

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A close-up analysis of a pivotal battle of World War I revisits the four-year-long Battle of Ypres, an engagement that cost hundreds of thousands of lives, marked the use of terrible new military tactics and technologies--including poison gas, mines, tanks, and air strikes--and forever changed the way that war would be waged. Reprint.

A Storm in Flanders is novelist and prizewinning historian Winston Groom's gripping history of the four-year battle for Ypres in Belgian Flanders, the pivotal engagement of World War I that would forever change the way the world fought--and thought about--war. Groom's account of what would become the most dreaded place on earth is "a moving and oddly inspiring chronicle....A brilliantly written work that is a vital addition to twentieth-century history collections" (Jay Freeman, Booklist). In 1914, Germany launched an invasion of France through neutral Belgium--and brought the wrath of the world upon itself. 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 breathtaking drama of politics, strategy, and human heart that, according to the Ft. Worth Morning Star-Telegram, "ought to compete for every writing prize in 2002....[It] is everything nonfiction should be."

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Number of Pages: 288
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: YPRES, 3RD BATTLE OF, IEPER, BELGUIM, 1917 ,  YPRES, 1ST BATTLE OF, IEPER, BELGUIM, 1914 ,  WORLD WAR, 1914-1918_CAMPAIGNS ,  YPRES, 2ND BATTLE OF, IEPER, BELGUIM, 1915
Author: Groom, Winston
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: Pgw
ISBN-13: 9780802139986
Brand: Generic
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0802139981
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