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Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and Its Violent Climax

3 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Joseph Persico

A tight focus—the activities of the British and American troops on the final morning of WWI—has yielded a somewhat sprawling study for Persico, who coauthored Colin Powell'sMy American Journeyand whoseRoosevelt's Secret Warmade the cover … see full wiki

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Author: Joseph Persico
Publisher: Random House
3 reviews about Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour:...
review by . November 04, 2008
Somewhat misleading title is a tease to set up what is basically a good broad-brush general history of the war framed around selected trench soldiers and their leaders on the fatal and fateful last day of the war.    It is a sad tale to tell: thousands of men died that last day (more than died on Normandy's D-Day beaches in the next Great War), including hundreds who died after the armistice had been signed and announced at 6:00 am that day!    Throughout, …
review by . October 11, 2005
Everyone seems to know the exact time and date of the end of the Great War, but very few realize that the Allies were fighting right up until the last minute. This book examines the stupidity that condemned more than 6500 men to death, and thousands more to permanent injury, after it had been determined that the war was going to end at a certain time. There really was no good excuse for action up to the last minute, as this book very ably shows, but that's what happened, and it's a story that doesn't …
review by . March 30, 2005
Mr. Persico has given us a very readable work addressing certain aspects of WWI. While the student of this war will certainly find nothing new here, it is never-the-less a worthwhile read, particularly for those not all that familiar with this particular era. The book is around 400 plus pages long. As I look at one of my book shelves in my home, I find over seven feet of shelving devoted to this particular war and I have not even touched the surface. What I am trying to say, is that the author has …
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