Groom wrote Forrest Gump, but this is no whimsical novel. Here, he studies World War I's infamous Battle of Ypres.
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A very somber and engrossing war story .Sadly, mostly of the major issues leading to the war remain unresolved and we must be prepared for more war in the future! Read morePublished 2 months ago by William A Brosseau
Finally, a popular account that allowed me to make some sense of the endless fighting at Ypres! The reader will not find accounts of which unit did what at what time during the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by NightRanger
Well written book about World War One. The centennial of the start of this war is upon us. Winston offers a concise review of the start of the war then quickly gets into the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard I.
It makes one wonder how the civilization (sic) of Europe could have stumbled into this horrific war, not once but twice. A masterful work, could not recommend more highly. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Patrick
Always a pleasure to read a good writer's work. Really conveyed the terror and suffering of the Ypres Salient and World War I. Read morePublished 7 months ago by eism
Groom does a good job of telling the reader the who, what, when, where, and how of the trenches in Flanders during the Great War. If World War I interests you...you'll love it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by M.J.
Easy to read. Made you feel like you were there. I will read all of Winston Groom's books. Loved it!Published 8 months ago by Dean Nelson
wow i learned a lot of new facts ...this author in great and does a lot of research before he wrights his books..a must read for sure..will read it a second time..Published 13 months ago by Irene Kegel
I read this book because a relative died at Ypres in 1914 and this account touched me deeply. Winston Groom conveys the horror of Ypres without getting bogged down in the details... Read morePublished 14 months ago by linda Michelini