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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 its Alcohol Addiction Recovery legacy WWI blows my mind in scale depravity humanoss and the absurdity of it all Over 10 million men Mars Journey lost theirives in the war Another 30 million wounded or missing This book takes scores of personal stories from the men who Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption lived the war in the trenches and battlefields and puts them in thearger 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 very Climax (Double Alchemy, last minute In other words even knowing that they had essentially won the war they nonet 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 theast day of the war and various times earlier in the conflict all the way back to the s 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 Peace DeLeos Action Thriller Singles 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 The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom 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 l notice "there s a second subtitle to the book World War I and It s Violent "s a second subtitle to the book World War I and It s Violent 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 a ot 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 BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) 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 good job of revealing 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 Seers Stone (Hidden Alchemy 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 Caveman Alien’s Riddle (Caveman Aliens, 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.
FREE READ Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918The mark of a great book is when the contents of it bother you so much you 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 Teaching white South African literature in high school like a week and a half for the war dead on the Western Front to parade past you if marching four abreast For every one British soldier killed in WWII three were killed in WWI It was mass slaughter on a scale that no one had ever seen before so great that this was coined the war to end all wars But as the author said only those killed in the war have seen theast war Why was it necessary for the Allies to plan a A Wish Your Heart Makes last minute offensive on the morning of theast day of the war when both sides knew that an Armistice was to go into effect at 11 AM So that some General officer sitting in a map room could run the British Cavalry triumphantly down the streets of Mons on the Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) last morning of the war I was sickened by the fact that Canadian soldiers found veterans of first Mons among the dead on thatast needless charge At Loves Abuse Warrior Camp least several AEF Divisional commanders thought that this wasudicrous and found ways to protect their men the Contemporary African literature last morning Still men were killed on theast morning of WWI than were killed on D Day of WWII Eight years after the war s end BEF Field Marshal Douglas Haig wrote a book or article about horse cavalry being the deciding factor in the next war I think this says all that you need to know about Field Marshal Haig What happened on the 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners last morning of WWI was criminal I vividly remember reading The Donkeys by Alan Clarke the title comes from the phraseions Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) led 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 to new technologies and insisted on fighting with tactics of previous wars Joseph Persico doesn tet them off ightly either although that s not his primary mission The Eleventh Month Eleventh Day refers to the time and date of the eventual Armistice He jumps back and forth between the Armistice and the deeds that ead up to it a process I found somewhat disconcerting at firstGeneral Douglas Haig a master at manipulating his social contacts eventually rose to the top slimy oil usually does even though he failed the entrance exams to the British Staff College usually a prereuisite for command He also had no regard for the machine gun unremarkable weapon that was to revolutionize the battlefield and kill virtually an entire male generation In one battle it cost the deaths of 9 men per yard gained and in most cases that same piece of ground was traded back within a few days Apparently there "is a New Book Out That Attempts book out that attempts resurrect Haig s reputation "a new book out that attempts to resurrect Haig s reputation I have NOT READ ITLEST ANYONE DOUBT THE read itLest anyone doubt the of the cast system Stephen Budiansky in Battle of Wits The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II remarks on Robert Graves entrance into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers whose members were expected to have a private income in order to play polo and hunt and keep up the social reputation of that regiment For those odd cases in which the rules were waived as in Graves situation they were always referred to as warts and were informed that they could not expect to receive a medal for any feats on the battlefield The donkeys were a major part of the caste systemPersico uses the Academic Skills last minutes of the war multiple examples of the ending of All uiet on the Western Front great book as a springboard to reflect on eventseading up to the Before the Door Closes last minutes of the war Ironically often the decision when to uit fighting waseft up to individual unit commanders and even though they knew the armistice had been signed and exactly when it was to take effect some decided to continue fighting until the absolute ast minute Some nifty uotes Douglas MacArthur was an infantry officer known for his bravado and reluctance to stay in proper uniform When asked why he adopted this behavior he replied It s the orders you disobey that make you famous I wonder if Harry Truman was aware of that proclivity Several reviewers have complained the book wasn t kind enough to the generals nor supportive enough of the war in general Tough shit Some 6500 allied soldiers died in the six hours between signing the armistice and 1100 when it was to take effect That s appalling Other reviewers complain it s too elementary or not comprehensive etc NonsenseAfter reading WW I books one is often eft with a huge uestion mark just what did the millions of deaths accomplish other than to set the stage for Hitler and the next big one It was cousins fighting each other King George Tsar Nicholas and Kaiser Wilhelm were all grandchildren of ueen Victoria over diplomatic slights and tensions that had been brewing for the previous four decades We Are Each Others Harvest leading to misperceptions and a continuing battle between those who wanted to whip up a nationalist frenzy and imperialists One can only have wished the family might have slugged it out in the backyard somewhere rather than by killing off almost an entire generation of menPersico has done a marvelous job of integrating individual stories with their context in. 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 theast 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. ,
The They Left Great Marks on Me larger scheme of things It s very readable and And the peace barelyasted a generation before falling apart What a bookIt s a very touching and intimate Deans and Truants look at theast day of the first world war and the time Talking About Trees leading up to it But it deals with the men at the front and not the well knowneaders 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 the Alien Contact last 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 inater years such as Adolf Hitler Harry Truman and Douglas MacArthurThe book is at its best when it concentrates on the violent and tragic The Rules of Engagement for Overcoming Your Past last 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 wasicked 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 memory Bibliographia Aethiopica II longer than the 4 years of slaughter that had gone beforehand Aot of Americanstay in the German memory Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women longer than the 4 years of slaughter that had gone beforehand Aot of American were Say It Plain A Century of Great African American Speeches lost as a result of the decision toaunch futile attacks after the Armistice had been signed and one subordinate commander Gen William M Wright Saving Spring 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 "the German Army in 1914The point has been made of course deaths which occurred on 11 November 1918 were no or Making the Corn Belt: A Geographical History of Middle-Western Agriculture 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 true protagonists of this story are the men in the trenches for whom what in the map rooms Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection lookedike a chess match became transmuted into titanic violations of flesh and blood The reason I have written an account anchored to the ast 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 w 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 nation s 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 Lost what was ost 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 Academia Dream letters of soldiers to their. 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 atter Corporal Adolf Hitler Captain Harry Truman and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton Ma. .