By Jeff Shaara
Jeff Shaara has enthralled readers together with his New York Times bestselling novels set through the Civil warfare and the yank Revolution. Now the acclaimed writer turns to international struggle I, bringing to existence the sweeping, emotional tale of the warfare that devastated a iteration and demonstrated the United States as a global power.
Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe’s western entrance. France and nice Britain are on one part of the barbed cord, a fierce German military is at the different. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench conflict as visible throughout the eyes of a regular British soldier who reviews the weird and the horrible–a “Tommy” whose blameless early life is forged into the hell of a terrifying battle.
In the skies, in the meantime, expertise has supplied a devastating new device, the aeroplane, and with it a unique type of hero emerges–the flying ace. hovering excessive above the chaos at the flooring, those solitary knights duel within the beauty and terror of the skies, their braveness and metal established with each flight.
As the clash stretches into its 3rd 12 months, a impartial the USA is goaded into struggle, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, eventually accepting the repeated demanding situations to his stance of nonalignment. but the american citizens are woefully unprepared and ailing built to go into a struggle that has turn into around the world in scope. The accountability is put on the shoulders of normal John “Blackjack” Pershing, and by means of mid-1917 the 1st wave of the yankee Expeditionary strength arrives in Europe. inspired by means of the daring spirit and power of the untested american citizens, the area waits to work out if the tide of warfare can ultimately be turned.
From Blackjack Pershing to the Marine within the trenches, from the pink Baron to the yankee 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 consists of readers–the approach simply Shaara can–to the guts of 1 of the best conflicts in human heritage, and places them face-to-face with the characters who made a long-lasting effect at the world.
From the Hardcover edition.