Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour
Armistice Day, 1918: World War I and Its Violent Climax
By (author) Joseph E Persico
Format: Paperback / softback
Normal Price: $38.44
Your Price: $34.60 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.84! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.73 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour by Joseph E Persico
Book DescriptionNovember 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 A.M, yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. Joseph E. Persico puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, he follows ordinary soldiers lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches. Persico sets the last day of the war in historic context with a gripping reprise of all that led up to it, from the 1914 assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand, which ignited the war, to the raw racism black doughboys endured except when ordered to advance and die in the war s last hour. Persico recounts the war s bloody climax in a cinematic style that evokes All Quiet on the Western Front, Grand Illusion, and Paths of Glory. The pointless fighting on the last day of the war is the perfect metaphor for the four years that preceded it, years of senseless slaughter for hollow purposes. This book is sure to become the definitive history of the end of a conflict Winston Churchill called the hardest, cruelest, and least-rewarded of all the wars that have been fought. From the Hardcover edition. "
Buy Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour book by Joseph E Persico from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780375760457
Paperback / softback
(234mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Random House Trade
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Joseph E Persico
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour book by Joseph E Persico and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Joseph E Persico
JOSEPH E. PERSICO s books include Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, which was made into a television docudrama; Piercing the Reich, on the penetration of Nazi Germany by American agents; My American Journey (as collaborator with Colin Powell); and Roosevelt s Secret War. He lives in Guilderland, New York. From the Hardcover edition."
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.