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Java 8 in Action hThe 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 like a week and aalf 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 Weaving a Family Untangling Race and Adoption 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 warave seen the last war Why was it necessary for the Allies to plan a last minute offensive on the morning of the last 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 last morning of the war I was sickened by the fact that Canadian soldiers found veterans of first Mons among the dead on that last needless charge At least several AEF Divisional commanders thought that this was ludicrous and found ways to protect their men the last morning Still men were killed on the last 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 orse cavalry being the deciding factor in the next war I think this says all that you need to know about Field Marshal Haig What appened on the last morning of WWI was criminal From the author s introduction My purpose Principles of Agricultural Engineering Volume-1 (Farm Power, farm Machinery, Farm Buildings, Post Harvest-Technology) here is not to offer still anotheristory 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 looked like a chess match became transmuted into titanic violations of flesh and blood The reason I The Special Undercover Delivery (The Little Ad (The Little Ad(option) Agency Book 1) have written an account anchored to the last 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 war The mayhem of the last day was no different from whatad been going on for the previous 1560 days Much of Persico s information comes from diaries letters and journals of soldiers giving The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure--Without Losing Your Soul his book a personal feel than your run of the mill waristory It can be very difficult reading Prepare to feel than once as if you Randomized Algorithms Cambridge International Series on Parallel Computation have been punched in the gut or dropped from a cliff You will finally understand why certain names still ring with the sound of shellfire and weeping Somme Verdun Passchendaele You will cry than onceI did If youave never read ABOUT WORLD WAR I AND YOU DECIDE TO READ World WAR I AND YOU DECIDE TO READ ONE BOOK I and you decide to read one book this topic during your entire lifetime you must make this that one book It is that stunning and tells much about The War To End All Wars than anything else ever could 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 istory 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 ll find yourself following the lives of these men and women intensely mostly with the knowledge find yourself following the lives of these men and women intensely mostly with the knowledge what is to come but still drawn into the final agonising moments before the end The book can jump about a little from 1914 to 1918 as mentioned by previous reviewers owever I did not find that this detracted from the story and felt it worked well enough The book as 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 ighest of any Allied army in WW1 However I can see that this book The Japanese Pottery Handbook: Revised Edition has been written mainly for an American audience and I think itas done well The author s intent to show the terribly tragedy of that final day the waste of soldiers lives by Generals in an attempt to comply with criminal inept and stupid orders from The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) 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 Iave read a uite a number of books on the Great War but this is one of the first to bring Reckoning The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment home the futility of some of the actions carried out by supposedly intelligent leaders. St World War I and Its Violent ClimaxNovember 11 1918 The finalours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches The Conditions of Agricultural Growth The Economics of Agrarian Change under Population Pressure hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 1100 AM yet in the finalours they flung men against an already beaten Germany The result Eleven thousand casualties suf.

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Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour Armistice Day 1918Ttle Here we follow French British American and German troops as they fight and die minutes before the cease fire at 1100 AM 11111918 German troops as they fight and die minutes before the cease fire at 1100 AM 11111918 some even after the official end Seldom will you find a blatant example of the madness and waste of war The book jumps between the last day of the war and various times earlier in the conflict all the way back to the start To fully appreciate it you should ave a basic familiarity with the major phases and battles from beginning to end The craziness of attacking German machine gun positions I vividly remember reading The Donkeys by Alan Clarke the title comes from the phrase lions 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 t let them off lightly either although that s not is 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 lead up to it a process I found somewhat disconcerting at firstGeneral Douglas Haig a master at manipulating is social contacts eventually rose to the top slimy oil usually does even though URBAN ROMANCE he failed the entrance exams to the British Staff College usually a prereuisite for command He alsoad 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 to resurrect Haig s reputation but I Open Adoption Experience Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families From Making the Decision Throug have not read itLest anyone doubt the power 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 toave a private income in order to play polo and unt 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 last minutes of the war multiple examples of the ending of All uie 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 " given a brief overview 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 owever this book is a detailed account of what Civil Rights and the Environment in African American Literature 1895 1941 happened of what was lost and 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 letters of soldiers to their familiesIf Iad to describe WW1 in one word after reading this book futile 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 depth look at the final day of fighting in World War I However this is not necessarily the case because if you ll notice there s a second subtitle to the book World War I and It s Violent Climax Persico starts off by focusing on individuals on both sides of the trenches as the final Star Wars: The Force Awakens hour of the war approaches Yete continually jumps back into time to give a general Timo l'Aventurier tome 1 history of the Western Front then switches to an American basedistory once the US enters the war in 1917 He constantly goes back and forth in Politik Luar Negeri Indonesia Di Tengah Pusaran Politik Domestik his narrative introducing a plethora of individuals at various stages of the war After a while it getsard to remember who is who and a lot of page shuffling ensues When e finally does get down the final ours of the war e seems to speed up the When e finally does get down the final Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 3 hours of the ware seems to speed up the of the book so that the actual events of Nov 11 get a less than satisfactory overview All of this detracts from otherwise is a decent book that explores the lives of the men in the trenches and the utterly The Folding Star horrific conditions they endured for four years He also does a good job of revealing the pointless deaths of thousands of men in the finalours 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 My Husbands Under Here Somewhere human face it puts on the First World War but be warned if you like youristories to start at point A and end neatly at point Z this probably isn t the book for yo. Inly though Apiculture et dprdateurs des produits de la ruche he follows ordinary soldiers' lives illuminating their fate as the end approaches Persico sets the last day of the war inistoric context with a reprise of all that led 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 ou.

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Commanders I ope that we never forget the sacrifice made by all the Combatants Willing Or Not willing or not this most terrible War What a bookIt s a very touching and intimate look at the last day of the first world war and the time leading up to it But it deals with the men at the front and not the well known leaders 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 Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus had in theory already endedAnyone interested inistory and the great war should read it What an eye opener Going into this book I didn t Comment Devenir Mannequin have much of an appreciation for WWI the events of the war or its legacy WWI blows my mind in scale depravityuman loss and the absurdity of it all Over 10 million men lost their lives in the war Another 30 million wounded or missing This book takes scores of personal stories from the men who lived the in the trenches and battlefields
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puts them larger perspective By the end you Kuli Kontrak have the picture of a war started by a political assassination blown out of proportion by ill conceived regional alliances propagated by ambition retribution andate 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 ad confirmation of the pending armistice they STILL pushed the war machine forward to the very last minute In other words even knowing that they ad essentially won the war they nonetheless continued sending thousands of young men to their deaths on the battlefield And why Pride To punish those Germans It was insanity It was criminal It makes for sad commentary on the The Zukofsky Era human race 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 Armisticead been signed Joseph Persico Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body had been one of theistorians who featured in the documentary and that was one of the reasons I wanted to read thisThe book wasn t entirely what I Soins naturels pour les cheveux had expected Iad thought it would concentrate on the last few days of the War but much of the book is taken up with a basic Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Tome 44 : Mon papa n'est pas mon papa history of the conflict starting all the way back at the assassination of Franz Ferdinand I would say that as aistory of WWI it s very basic From 1918 onwards the book becomes a Love Like You've Never Been Hurt Participant's Guide: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart history of the AEF rather than aistory of the war as a whole Actually for me this section was uite informative as I Winning Ways For Your Mathematical Plays Volume 2 Games in Particular 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 timee is partial to focusing on participants who became famous in later years such as Adolf Hitler Harry Truman and Douglas MacArthurThe book is at its best when it concentrates on the violent and tragic 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 L'Art au XXe sicle : Tome 1, Les avant-gardes have derived from the fact that Gen Pershingad been strongly against the idea of accepting the German reuest for an Armistice arguing that the German Army should Kamarja e turpit have been forced to surrender Pershing believed that allowing the German Army to marchome in good order would allow Germany to claim it ad not really been defeated and the author uotes Pershing as saying What I dread is that Germany doesn t know she was licked Had they given us another week we d ave taught them Frustrated in Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 28 his aim Pershing thought the AEF should pressome 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 Os pastôres da noite hard to seeow Recollections of an Australian suatter he thought a fewours of fighting on 11th November would stay in the German memory longer than the 4 years of slaughter that The Vanishing Hours had gone beforehand A lot of American lives were lost as a result of the decision to launch futile attacks after the Armisticead been signed and one subordinate commander Gen William M Wright launched an assault on the town of Stenay with a justification that bordered on lunacy 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 Wickie Slime und Paiper Das Online Erinnerungsalbum fur die Kinder der siebziger Jahre had first encountered the German Army in 1914The pointas been made of course that deaths which occurred on 11 November 1918 were no or less tragic than any other deaths during the war but there does seem to be something particularly poignant about those killed in the last few minutes sent against an enemy who Petit guide de l'observation du paysage had already acknowledged defeat 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 outow to stop the movement to ba. Fered than during the D Day invasion of Normandy Why Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last 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 latter Corporal Adolf Hitler Captain Harry Truman and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton Ma.