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In this provocative, controversial reexamination of one of the longest and bloodiest engagements of World War I, an award-winning historian uncovers ...Show synopsisIn this provocative, controversial reexamination of one of the longest and bloodiest engagements of World War I, an award-winning historian uncovers the insidious effect of French pride and arrogance on the battle and on the future of Europe. of photos. Maps.Hide synopsis
Description:New in new dust jacket. GIFT-ABLE AS NEW, FRESH, U.S. Edition,...New in new dust jacket. GIFT-ABLE AS NEW, FRESH, U.S. Edition, pages crisp and clean, not a mark, NEW w/DJ NEW AS SHOWN THIS PHOTO; GIFT-ABLE NEW FIRST. Sewn binding. Clothette over boards. With dust jackets. 416 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Lots of speculative views into the national character of the French and why Verdun became such a mythic battle, even though it was far from either the deadliest battle (The Somme killed far more) or the deadliest period (excelled by Oct-Dec 1914 and 1915). Engrossing and persuasive.
At a time when nationalism seems to be having some kind of inexplicable vogue in certain circles, this book is a very salutary reminder of just what are the usual results of nationalistic feelings when set loose in the idiot's delight of international politics. Besides this, it's a very compelling ...
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