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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This was a thorough, well researched, well recounted epic story of one of the greatest battles ever. A truly superb piece.Published 1 month ago by Nucci
It is hard to even imagine what was done in these battles. Almost 100 years have passed and the facts fade due to some much turmoil that occurred since World War 1. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John C Huggins
A great lesson on the horror of world war I. It is amazing that the allies won considering the ineptitude of some of the generals and the unbelievable conditions at the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by JS
I decided to buy this book after reading the author's Vicksburg. Let me begin by making two points. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SpartySAM
Short comprehensive version of World War One with a focus on Flanders. Reads more like a novel than history. Not for the faint of heart. The cruelty of war is detailed. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Noreen F Maynes
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 7 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 8 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 10 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 11 months ago by Patrick