Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I
When the United States entered World War I, it was the beginning of the end. All that was left was to push the Germans further and further back, until they realized that their situation was hopeless and they sued for peace. This book recounts the final hundred days of World War I as the English, French, and American armies went on the offensive and started to push the Germans back and force them to face the reality of the situation on the ground. This book covers both the sides during this time period, and of particular fascination is the German side, where things started to break down: material, men, political forces, and society. Many books have been written about the final days and the road that led to the armistice, and this is another one in that vein. It covers individual battles, how particular units fared, what went right, and what went wrong. The author covers both sides, so he will look at the French side first, and then cover how the Germans experienced the same thing. It is a decent book, nothing to really be excited about. It is another book on World War I, with the 100th anniversary coming up.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Page Count||384 pages|
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