To the Last Man: a novel of the First World War
|Grouped Work ID||438da107-f064-35c8-0c2d-114c096eaf08|
|Grouping Title||to the last man|
|Grouping Author||shaara jeff|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-03-26 01:45:13AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-03-26 03:09:40AM|
|auth_author2||Bosco, Philip,, Johnson, Trebbe,|
|author2-role||Bosco, Philip,narrator., Findaway World, LLC., Johnson, Trebbe,abridger., Penguin Random House., Playaway Digital Audio., Random House Audio Publishing.|
|detailed_location_catalog||Perl Mack - Adult Playaways - Fiction|
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 Europe's 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 horrible--a "Tommy" 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 emerges--the 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 "Blackjack" 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 Shaara's work. This spellbinding new novel carries readers--the way only Shaara can--to 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.
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, eBook|
|isbn||150942900, 9780345480767, 9781509429004|
|item_details||ils:1134360|1842595|Perl Mack - Adult Playaways - Fiction|PLAYAWAY FIC HISTORY SHAARA i|Playaway|Audio Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pm||, overdrive:82f3eddf-4e9e-41ce-9379-5149fc9c134f|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online|||||
|local_callnumber_catalog||PLAYAWAY FIC HISTORY SHAARA i|
|owning_library_catalog||All Anythink Libraries|
|record_details||ils:1134360|Playaway|Audio Books|Abridged.|English|Findaway World, LLC,||1 audio media player (approximately 6 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., overdrive:82f3eddf-4e9e-41ce-9379-5149fc9c134f|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2004||
|subject_facet||Americans -- Europe -- Fiction, Audiobooks, British -- Europe -- Fiction, War fiction, World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction|
|title_display||To the Last Man|
|title_full||To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War, To the last man [electronic resource] : a novel of the First World War / Jeff Shaara ; abridgment by Trebbe Johnson|
|title_short||To the Last Man|
|title_sub||a novel of the First World War|
|topic_facet||Americans, British, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Thriller, World War, 1914-1918|