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The Resource To the last man : a novel of the First World War, Jeff Shaara

To the last man : a novel of the First World War, Jeff Shaara

Label
To the last man : a novel of the First World War
Title
To the last man
Title remainder
a novel of the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Shaara
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 power. Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe2s 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 horrible6a 3Tommy4 whose innocent youth is cast into the hell of a terrifying war. In the skies, meanwhile, technology has provided a devastating new tool, the aeroplane, and with it a different kind of hero emerges6the 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 flight. As 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 equipped to enter a war that has become worldwide in scope. The responsibility is placed on the shoulders of General John 3Blackjack4 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 turned. From 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 Shaara2s work. This spellbinding new novel carries readers6the way only Shaara can6to 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 world
Summary
In the spring of 1918, when America enters World War I, the world waits to see if the tide of war can be turned with the renewed spirit and strength of the untested American Expeditionary Force under General John "BlackJack" Pershing
Tone
Writing style
Award
W. Y. Boyd Literary Award, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
129308
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaara, Jeff
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H18
LC item number
T6 2004eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Americans
  • British
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of the First World War
Label
To the last man : a novel of the First World War, Jeff Shaara
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=82F3EDDF-4E9E-41CE-9379-5149FC9C134F
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
To the reader -- Acknowledgments -- List of maps -- Introduction -- To touch the sky -- Killing match -- World afire -- Out of many, one -- Afterword
Control code
ocn249232217
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 636 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345480767
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
82F3EDDF-4E9E-41CE-9379-5149FC9C134F
Label
To the last man : a novel of the First World War, Jeff Shaara
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=82F3EDDF-4E9E-41CE-9379-5149FC9C134F
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
To the reader -- Acknowledgments -- List of maps -- Introduction -- To touch the sky -- Killing match -- World afire -- Out of many, one -- Afterword
Control code
ocn249232217
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 636 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345480767
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
82F3EDDF-4E9E-41CE-9379-5149FC9C134F

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