The Killing Season

Original Synopsis

"The Killing Season has a total of 496 pages which are papers from writer 'Robert Cowley'. An in-depth account of the First Battle of Ypres, a turning point in World War I--and in the history of warfare. The First Battle of Ypres changed how wars are fought. Ypres was the staging ground for the slow realization that bullets, rather than bayonets, would be the weapon of the future. It gave birth to "no man's land," that spectral space of shattered trees and pockmarked earth: battleground where thousands of men fought to gain 30 feet of territory--only to lose it again the next day. Ypres was where the commanding officers of both sides--many of whom knew about war only through studying it in a classroom--realized that the combination of grand cavalry maneuvers and gallant charges with 20th century weapons was a fatal, losing one. From Sir John French, the compulsive womanizer who lead Britain's forces, to Albert of Belgium -- who may have been history's last warrior king -- down to the young staff officers and military journalists, Cowley brings Ypres to life using the accounts of commanders and soldiers alike. Weaving together a wide array of source materials based on thirty years of research, Robert Cowley explores the extent to which the Germans' rigid training cost them thousands of men, debunks the myth of the "singing attacks" and, above all, reveals a crucial, overlooked "What if?" of history: the afternoon of October 31, 1914, when the Germans hesitated to attack the depleted British forces and, in doing so, lost their best chance of winning the Western Front. 2018-07-31 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 496 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : OYbwCwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0812988620
ISBN-13 : 9780812988628
Time : 2018-07-31
Author : Robert Cowley
Size : 584 KB/s
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higher form of killing

Original Synopsis

"higher form of killing has a total of 274 pages which are papers from writer ''. 1982 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 274 Paper
Genre : Biological warfare
No.ID : BrPuAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015000206246
Time : 1982
Author :
Size : 478 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

McCrae's Battalion

Original Synopsis

"McCrae's Battalion has a total of 336 pages which are papers from writer 'Jack Alexander'. McCrae's Own was the 'Heart of Midlothian Battalion' mentioned all too briefly in Martin Middlebrook's classic book The First Day on the Somme. Raised in Edinburgh shortly after the start of the Great War, it was perhaps the finest unit in Lord Kitchener's volunteer army - a brotherhood of sportsmen, bound together by their extraordinary colonel and their loyalty to a quaintly named Association Football club, the famous Gorgie 'Hearts'. McCrae's were blooded in the Battle of the Somme, losing three-quarters of their strength on the first day alone. The Colonel himself was invalided home. In time the battalion recovered. It came of age at Arras, endured the muddy horror of Passchendaele, and held the line unbroken in the face of furious German attacks on the Lys in 1918. For almost a century their story remained untold. It was all but lost forever. Now, after 12 years of exacting historical detective work, Jack Alexander has reclaimed the 16th Royal Scots for posterity. In this stirring book he draws upon interviews with veterans and a unique archive of letters, diaries and photographs, assembled from the families of more than 1,000 of Sir George McCrae's men. 2011-03-18 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 336 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : GhEQfztozFQC
ISBN-10 : 1845968212
ISBN-13 : 9781845968212
Time : 2011-03-18
Author : Jack Alexander
Size : 818 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

The Scots Guards in the Great War, 1914-1918

Original Synopsis

"The Scots Guards in the Great War, 1914-1918 has a total of 349 pages which are papers from writer 'Francis Loraine Petre, Wilfrid Ewart, Sir Henry Cecil Lowther'. 1925 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 349 Paper
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
No.ID : dMABAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015022651783
Time : 1925
Author : Francis Loraine Petre, Wilfrid Ewart, Sir Henry Cecil Lowther
Size : 963 KB/s
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Stand To!

Original Synopsis

"Stand To! has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1998 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
No.ID : V9AhAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105113337278
Time : 1998
Author :
Size : 241 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Notes and Queries

Original Synopsis

"Notes and Queries has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1921 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Electronic journals
No.ID : VUcUPueNlvQC
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCLA:L0063760417
Time : 1921
Author :
Size : 818 KB/s
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The Spectator

Original Synopsis

"The Spectator has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1917 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre :
No.ID : NgYiAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015016411251
Time : 1917
Author :
Size : 182 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Les nuits de Paris, ou, Le spectateur-nocturne

Original Synopsis

"Les nuits de Paris, ou, Le spectateur-nocturne has a total of 403 pages which are papers from writer 'Nicolas-Edme Rétif de La Bretonne, Restif de La Bretonne, Jean Varloot, Michel Delon'. Qui Rétif rencontre-t-il lorsqu'il se promène la nuit du côté des Tuileries, de la foire Saint-Laurent, du Jardin des plantes, au bal de l'Opéra ou dans les allées du nouveau Palais-Royal ? Une Vaporeuse, une fille violentée, une fille perdue, une fille honteuse, une fille ensevelie vivante, un homme aux lapins, un homme qui ne dépense rien, un décolleur d'affiches, un homme échappé au supplice, un pendu puis rompu, des bouchers, deux abbés qui se battent en duel, un garçon en fille, des tueurs-de-temps, des violateurs de sépultures, des balayeurs, des acteurs, des littérateurs et toutes les " incongruités nocturnes " qu'offrent les bas-fonds, les ruelles, les bals, les cafés et les cachots de Paris à la veille de la Révolution. Les surréalistes se souviendront du Paris de Rétif, qui est déjà celui de Nerval et de Baudelaire. 1987 time of publication of the book, [-Schoenhof Foreign Books-]"

Publisher : Schoenhof Foreign Books
Pages : 403 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : 4-FcAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015013956852
Time : 1987
Author : Nicolas-Edme Rétif de La Bretonne, Restif de La Bretonne, Jean Varloot, Michel Delon
Size : 624 KB/s
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