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To the Last Man - A Novel of the First World War

Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara has enthralled readers with his New York Times bestselling novels set during the Civil War and the American Revolution. Now the acclaimed author turns to World War I, bringing to life the sweeping, emotional story of the war that devastated a generation and established America as a world power. Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe's western front. France and Great Britain are on one side of the barbed wire, a fierce German army is on the other. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench warfare as seen through the eyes of a typical British soldier who experiences the bizarre and the horrible-a "Tommy" whose innocent youth is cast into the hell of a terrifying war. In the skies, meanwhile, technology has provided a devastating new tool, the aeroplane, and with it a different kind of hero emerges-the flying ace. Soaring high above the chaos on the ground, these solitary knights duel in the splendor and terror of the skies, their courage and steel tested with every flight. As the conflict stretches into its third year, a neutral America is goaded into war, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, finally accepting the repeated challenges to his stance of nonalignment. Yet the Americans are woefully unprepared and ill equipped to enter a war that has become worldwide in scope. The responsibility is placed on the shoulders of General John "Blackjack" Pershing, and by mid-1917 the first wave of the American Expeditionary Force arrives in Europe. Encouraged by the bold spirit and strength of the untested Americans, the world waits to see if the tide of war can finally be turned. From Blackjack Pershing to the Marine in the trenches, from the Red Baron to the American pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, To the Last Man is written with the moving vividness and accuracy that characterizes all of Shaara's work. This spellbinding new novel carries readers-the way only Shaara can-to the heart of one of the greatest conflicts in human history, and puts them face-to-face with the

Jeff Shaara has enthralled readers with his New York Times bestselling novels set during the Civil War and the American Revolution. Now the acclaimed author turns to World War I, bringing to life the sweeping, emotional story of the war that devastated a generation and established America as a world power. Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe's western front. France and Great Britain are on one side of the barbed wire, a fierce German army is on the other. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench warfare as seen through the eyes of a typical British soldier who experiences the bizarre and the horrible-a "Tommy" whose innocent youth is cast into the hell of a terrifying war. In the skies, meanwhile, technology has provided a devastating new tool, the aeroplane, and with it a different kind of hero emerges-the flying ace. Soaring high above the chaos on the ground, these solitary knights duel in the splendor and terror of the skies, their courage and steel tested with every flight. As the conflict stretches into its third year, a neutral America is goaded into war, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, finally accepting the repeated challenges to his stance of nonalignment. Yet the Americans are woefully unprepared and ill equipped to enter a war that has become worldwide in scope. The responsibility is placed on the shoulders of General John "Blackjack" Pershing, and by mid-1917 the first wave of the American Expeditionary Force arrives in Europe. Encouraged by the bold spirit and strength of the untested Americans, the world waits to see if the tide of war can finally be turned. From Blackjack Pershing to the Marine in the trenches, from the Red Baron to the American pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, To the Last Man is written with the moving vividness and accuracy that characterizes all of Shaara's work. This spellbinding new novel carries readers-the way only Shaara can-to the heart of one of the greatest conflicts in human history, and puts them face-to-face with the
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Jeff Shaara has enthralled readers with his New York Times bestselling novels set during the Civil War and the American Revolution. Now the acclaimed author turns to World War I, bringing to life the sweeping, emotional story of the war that devastated a generation and established America as a world power. Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe's western front. France and Great Britain are on one side of the barbed wire, a fierce German army is on the other. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench warfare as seen through the eyes of a typical British soldier who experiences the bizarre and the horrible-a "Tommy" whose innocent youth is cast into the hell of a terrifying war. In the skies, meanwhile, technology has provided a devastating new tool, the aeroplane, and with it a different kind of hero emerges-the flying ace. Soaring high above the chaos on the ground, these solitary knights duel in the splendor and terror of the skies, their courage and steel tested with every flight. As the conflict stretches into its third year, a neutral America is goaded into war, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, finally accepting the repeated challenges to his stance of nonalignment. Yet the Americans are woefully unprepared and ill equipped to enter a war that has become worldwide in scope. The responsibility is placed on the shoulders of General John "Blackjack" Pershing, and by mid-1917 the first wave of the American Expeditionary Force arrives in Europe. Encouraged by the bold spirit and strength of the untested Americans, the world waits to see if the tide of war can finally be turned. From Blackjack Pershing to the Marine in the trenches, from the Red Baron to the American pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, To the Last Man is written with the moving vividness and accuracy that characterizes all of Shaara's work. This spellbinding new novel carries readers-the way only Shaara can-to the heart of one of the greatest conflicts in human history, and puts them face-to-face with the

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Michael

Length:

31h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:40

Introduction
Introduction

40:09


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:11:59


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

11:49


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

34:35


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

30:06


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:26


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

23:43


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

26:26


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

48:56


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

20:48


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

14:13


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

45:58


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

26:50


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

37:21


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

50:31


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

38:55


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

36:24


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

54:08


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

36:23


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

56:09


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

14:50


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

22:10


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

47:04


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

15:07


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

31:18


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

33:48


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

48:24


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

27:08


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

40:31


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

27:31


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

54:55


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

33:08


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

01:08:39


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

35:13


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

51:50


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

32:50


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

33:14


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

48:35


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

45:16


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

27:02


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

26:51


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

50:46


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

19:18


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

37:54


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

35:48


Part 4, Chapter 45
Part 4, Chapter 45

32:48


Part 4, Chapter 46
Part 4, Chapter 46

30:01


Part 4, Chapter 47
Part 4, Chapter 47

23:58


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

52:16


Part 4, Chapter 49
Part 4, Chapter 49

25:03


Part 4, Chapter 50
Part 4, Chapter 50

25:29


Part 4, Chapter 51
Part 4, Chapter 51

49:18


Part 4, Chapter 52
Part 4, Chapter 52

00:47