By Jeff Shaara
Jeff Shaara has enthralled readers together with his New York Times bestselling novels set through the Civil conflict and the yank Revolution. Now the acclaimed writer turns to global conflict I, bringing to existence the sweeping, emotional tale of the conflict that devastated a iteration and demonstrated the US as an international power.
Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe’s western entrance. France and nice Britain are on one part of the barbed twine, a fierce German military is at the different. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench war as obvious during the eyes of a customary British soldier who reviews the weird and the horrible–a “Tommy” whose blameless early life is forged into the hell of a terrifying conflict.
In the skies, in the meantime, know-how has supplied a devastating new device, the aeroplane, and with it a distinct type of hero emerges–the flying ace. hovering excessive above the chaos at the flooring, those solitary knights duel within the elegance and terror of the skies, their braveness and metal verified with each flight.
As the clash stretches into its 3rd yr, a impartial the USA is goaded into battle, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, eventually accepting the repeated demanding situations to his stance of nonalignment. but the american citizens are woefully unprepared and sick outfitted to go into a conflict that has turn into around the world in scope. The accountability is put on the shoulders of common John “Blackjack” Pershing, and through mid-1917 the 1st wave of the yank Expeditionary strength arrives in Europe. inspired by way of the daring spirit and energy of the untested american citizens, the area waits to determine if the tide of conflict can ultimately be turned.
From Blackjack Pershing to the Marine within the trenches, from the pink Baron to the yank pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, To the final Man is written with the relocating vividness and accuracy that characterizes all of Shaara’s paintings. This spellbinding new novel includes readers–the method merely Shaara can–to the center of 1 of the best conflicts in human historical past, and places them face-to-face with the characters who made an enduring impression at the world.
From the Hardcover edition.