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off stone walls tipping end over end causing horrendous wounds The miasma of gunpowder fumes and dust in these airless spaces stone walls tipping end over end causing horrendous wounds The miasma of gunpowder fumes and dust in these airless spaces men by asphyxiation The concussive force of grenades rattled men s brains to the point of madnessNaegelen thought he had gone insane He had huddled in a shell hole in front of Fort Vaux with two mates when a shell exploded above them Person in the Memory lifting Naegelen from the ground then slamming him back to earth He cautiously moved his arms andegs Nothing he concluded with relief My two friends however Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 lying one upon the other were bleeding Both bodies were torn open and one man unbuttoned his trousers and died urinating on the gaping wound of his comrade Amid the madness Naegelen recalled thinking I was twenty and I had never embraced a woman I had never felt her warm naked skin against my eager body I thought I would die on the very threshold of my wretchedife hide spoiler 11th Month 11th Day 11th Hour by Joseph Persico is an interesting and captivating book covering not only the final moments of the Great War but also offering a general history of the war from its beginning in 1914 The author follows a number of characters great and small throughout the narrative We follow the paths and final fate of a number of soldiers from America Britain France and Germany We also get glimpses of those who control their destiny Foch Haig Hindenburg and Pershing The story is well told and you Literature and Dictatorship in Africa and Latin America 1958-1987 ll find yourself following theives of these men and women intensely mostly with the knowledge of what is to come but still drawn into the final agonising moments before the end The book can jump about a ittle from 1914 to 1918 as mentioned by previous reviewers however I did not find that this detracted from the story and felt it worked well enough The book has received a few negative reviews in my country Australia mainly for the fact that the author tends to miss the other allies Australia New Zealand who were fighting along side the Americans The Australian Imperial Force AIF served from 1915 to 1918 on the Western Front and as a whole suffered a casualty rate of 65% the highest of any Allied army in WW1 However I can see that this book has been written mainly for an American audience and I think it has done well The author s intent to show the terribly tragedy of that final day the waste of soldiers ives by Generals in an attempt to comply with criminal inept and stupid orders from higher up comes through strongly Regardless of which nation those soldiers served it s a well told story and one that needed to be told I have read a uite a number of books on the Great War but this is one of the first to bring home the futility of some of the actions carried out by supposedly intelligent WHOS WHO IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE VOL.1 leaders commanders I hope that we never forget the sacrifice made by all the combatants willing or not in this most terrible War 11th Month 11th Day 11th Hour is a book that both engages and frustrates at the same time Considering the book s title as well as its subtitle Armistice Day 1918 I began reading this book thinking that Joseph Persico was going to do an in depthook at the final day of fighting in World War I However this is not necessarily the case because if you Agricultural Science for CSEC Examinations ll notice there s a second subtitle to the book World War I and It s Violent Climax Persico starts off by focusing on individuals on both sides of the trenches as the final hour of the war approaches Yet he continually jumps back into time to give a general history of the Western Front then switches to an American based history once the US enters the war in 1917 He constantly goes back and forth in his narrative introducing a plethora of individuals at various stages of the war After a while it gets hard to remember who is who and aot of page shuffling ensues When he finally does get down the final hours of the war he seems to speed up the pace of the book so that the actual events of Nov 11 get a Alphas Abused Mate less than satisfactory overview All of this detracts from otherwise is a decent book that explores theives of the men in the trenches and the utterly horrific conditions they endured for four years He also does a good job of revealing the pointless deaths of thousands of men in the final hours of the war when both sides knew the end was near yet the Allied officers continued to press on with their attacks 111111 is worth reading for the human face it puts on the First World War but be warned if you Twas the Night B'Fore Christmas: An African-American Version like your histories to start at point A and end neatly at point Z this probably isn t the book for yo. Inly though he follows ordinary soldiers'ives illuminating their fate as the end approaches Persico sets the Climate Smart Agriculture (Natural Resource Management and Policy Book 52) last day of the war in historic context with a reprise of all thated 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 final hou.
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the contents of it bother you so muchcontents of it bother you so much toss and turn at night and you call your friends and family members and share the gripping details of the book The Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour is such a bookThey say that it would take something Academic Body like a week and a half for the war dead on t I vividly remember reading The Donkeys by Alan Clarke the title comes from the phraseions ed by donkeys many years ago that described the total incompetence of the British Expeditionary Force generals in WW I They were completely unable to adapt new technologies
and on fighting with tactics of previous wars Joseph Persico doesinsisted on fighting with tactics of previous wars Joseph Persico does a bookIt s a very touching and intimate ook at the Chasing the Red Queen last day of the first world war and the timeeading up to it But it deals with the men at the front and not the well known Haylee leaders far away from the fightingThe book really makes you wonder what it was all about and especially why so many men died after the war had in theory already endedAnyone interested in history and the great war should read it About 10 years ago I watched a TV documentary called The Last Day of World War One presented by Michael Palin I was absolutely stunned by the extent of fighting that went on during the morning of 11 November 1918 and by the officers who ordered attacks even when they knew the Armistice had been signed Joseph Persico had been one of the historians who featured in the documentary and that was one of the reasons I wanted to read thisThe book wasn t entirely what I had expected I had thought it would concentrate on theast few days of the War but much of the book is taken up with a basic history of the conflict starting all the way back at the assassination of Franz Ferdinand I would say that as a history of WWI it s very basic From 1918 onwards the book becomes a history of the AEF rather than a history of the war as a whole Actually for me this section was uite informative as I hadn t previously read much about the AEF in 1918 The author tries to tell the story from the perspective of the ordinary soldier though at the same time he is partial to focusing on participants who became famous in The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) later years such as Adolf Hitler Harry Truman and Douglas MacArthurThe book is at its best when it concentrates on the violent and tragicast day The author creates the impression that on the Allied side it was the Americans who did most though not all of the fighting on 11 November The TV documentary I mention above suggested the same thing This may have derived from the fact that Gen Pershing had been strongly against the idea of accepting the German reuest for an Armistice arguing that the German Army should have been forced to surrender Pershing believed that allowing the German Army to march home in good order would allow Germany to claim it had not really been defeated and the author uotes Pershing as saying What I dread is that Germany doesn t know she was Hijacking the Brain licked Had they given us another week we d have taught them Frustrated in his aim Pershing thought the AEF should press home attacks on 11th November to give Germany a message about the power of the US ArmySubseuent events provide strong evidence that Pershing was right about the effect of the Armistice but it s hard to see how he thought a few hours of fighting on 11th November would stay in the German memoryonger than the 4 years of slaughter that had gone beforehand A 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 lot of Americanives were The Path to Gay Rights lost as a result of the decision toaunch futile attacks after the Armistice had been signed and one subordinate commander Gen William M Wright Karen vs Alien launched an assault on the town of Stenay with a justification that bordered onunacy The British High Command also ordered an attack on the Belgian town of Mons for the purely symbolic reason that it was where the BEF had first encountered the German Army in 1914The point has been made of course that deaths which occurred on 11 November 1918 were no or Gendered Citizenships less tragic than any other deaths during the war but there does seem to be something particularly poignant about those killed in theast few minutes sent against an enemy who had already acknowledged defeat From the author s introduction My purpose here is not to offer still another history of the war though I follow its progression from 1914 to 1918 I am also impatient with presentations of mankind s most violent behavior as if it were a map exercise with Jones rolling up Smith s flank while the 104th supports a strategic withdrawal by the 105th And while the role of field marshals and generals is necessarily portrayed the tru. St World War I and Its Violent ClimaxNovember 11 1918 The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the ast to die in World War I The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 1100 AM yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany The result Eleven thousand casualties suf. E protagonists of this story are the men in the trenches for whom what in the map rooms ooked Singing the Law like a chess match became transmuted into titanic violations of flesh and blood The reason I have written an account anchored to theast day of World War I is that the carnage that went on up to the final minute so perfectly captures the essential futility of the entire war The mayhem of the Alchemic last day was no different from what had been going on for the previous 1560 days Much of Persico s information comes from diariesetters and journals of soldiers giving his book a personal feel than your run of the mill history It "can be difficult reading prepare to feel "be very difficult reading Prepare to feel once as if you have been punched in the gut or dropped from a cliff You will finally understand why certain names still ring with the sound of shellfire and weeping Somme Verdun Passchendaele You will cry than onceI did If you have never read about World War I and you decide to read just one book on this topic during your entire ifetime you must make this that one book It is that stunning and tells much about The War To End All Wars than anything else ever could This is such a well documented book offering not only to give an insight on what on the 11th November but also throughout the 4 gruesome years of the war If
there s one thing I could reproach it it d just be Persico s overlook of other nations one thing I could reproach it it d just be Persico s overlook of other nation role in this war He focuses mainly on Germany England France and the US We re given a brief overview of Russia Serbia Austria and Turkey s respective roles in the war India was then under the British colony which meant that 16 of the British army were Indians He fails to mention their role in the war All in all however this book is a detailed account of what happened of what was ost and what was gained in short nothing Persico does a great job in explaining the strategies and the futility of the war He brings emotions from the past Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ letters of soldiers to their familiesIf I had to describe WW1 in one word after reading this book futile What an eye opener Going into this book I didn t have much of an appreciation for WWI the events of the war or itsegacy WWI blows my mind in scale depravity human Literature of Africa loss and the absurdity of it all Over 10 million menost their Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change lives in the war Another 30 million wounded or missing This book takes scores of personal stories from the men whoived the war in the trenches and battlefields and puts them in the Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature larger perspective By the end you have the picture of a war started by a political assassination blown out of proportion by ill conceived regional alliances propagated by ambition retribution and hate espoused by generals and other decision makers and finally a war ended by an armistice to stop the slaughter In particular this book makes the point that even though the allied generals had confirmation of the pending armistice they STILL pushed the war machine forward to the veryast minute In other words even knowing that they had essentially won the war they nonetheless continued sending thousands of young men to their deaths on the battlefield And why Pride To punish those Germans It was insanity It was criminal It makes for sad commentary on the human race This is a sobering book and not an easy one to digest An observation in the book states that despite 4 years of war the participants still couldn t figure out how to stop the movement to battle Here we follow French British American and German troops as they fight and die minutes before the cease fire at 1100 AM 11111918 and some even after the official end Seldom will you find a blatant example of the madness and waste of war The book jumps between the ast day of the war and various times earlier in the conflict all the way back to the start To fully appreciate it you should have a basic familiarity with the major phases and battles from beginning to end The craziness of attacking German machine gun positions at 1040 AM is contrasted with earlier battles Here is a raw view of the battles around Verdunview spoiler GENERALS DEALT WITH war at the wholesale evel but troops fought it retail as Ren Naegelen again discovered The fighting ebbed and flowed over the same exhausted ground The village of Fleury was Intro to Alien Invasion lost retaken andost again sixteen times in four months Fort Vaux changed hands thirteen times in one month with men dying for ground that would not matter a half hour Therapy of Love later Fighting underground was as fierce as that above as both sides honeycombed the surrounding hills with tunnels tooow for a grown man to stand in The foes encountered each other Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism like burrowing anim. Fered than during the D Day invasion of Normandy Why Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the veryast 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 Museum Activism latter Corporal Adolf Hitler Captain Harry Truman and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton Ma.