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A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front e-book

Author:

Winston Groom

Language:

English

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Other

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Humanities

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1556 kb

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4.4

Publisher:

Atlantic Monthly Pr; 1 edition (May 1, 2002)

Pages:

276

ISBN:

0871138425

A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front e-book

by Winston Groom


A Storm in Flanders is novelist and prizewinning historian Winston Groom's gripping history of the four-year battle . Winston Groom took the publishing world by storm when his 1986 novel Forrest Gump flew to the top of the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 21 weeks

A Storm in Flanders is novelist and prizewinning historian Winston Groom's gripping history of the four-year battle for Ypres in Belgian Flanders. Winston Groom took the publishing world by storm when his 1986 novel Forrest Gump flew to the top of the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 21 weeks. It has sold over . million copies in the United States alone on the heels of its blockbuster movie adaptation starring Tom Hanks. The book has also been reprinted in at least thirteen countries. Born in 1943, Groom grew up in Mobile, Alabama. In 1965 he graduated from the University of Alabama and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army.

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The Ypres Salient in Belgian Flanders was the most notorious and dreaded territory in all of World War I-possibly .

The Ypres Salient in Belgian Flanders was the most notorious and dreaded territory in all of World War I-possibly of any war in history. After Germany’s failed attempt to capture Britain’s critical ports along the English Channel, a bloody stalemate ensued in this pastoral area no larger than the island of Manhattan. Winston Groom is the author more than twelve books, including A Storm in Flanders, Forrest Gump, Better Times Than These, As Summers Die, and the prizewinning Civil War history Shrouds of Glory. His book Conversations with the Enemy was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

A Storm in Flanders" is novelist and prizewinning historian Groom's gripping history of the four-year battle for Ypres in Belgian Flanders, the pivotal engagement of World War I that would forever change the way the world fought-and thought about-war. 16-pages of illustrations. 26 people like this topic.

In A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914–1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front it was my grandfather, who served in France with the Thirty-first Infantry (Dixie) Division

In A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914–1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front it was my grandfather, who served in France with the Thirty-first Infantry (Dixie) Division. In 1942: The Year That Tried Men’s Souls it was my father, a captain in the army during World War II. In Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans, it turned out that my andfather Elijah Montgomery had been a captain with the .

Flanders : The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918 - Tragedy and Triumph on the Western.

Storm in Flanders : The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918 - Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front.

1942, told with Winston Groom’s accomplished storyteller’s eye, allows us into the admirals’ strategy rooms, onto the . A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914–1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front.

1942, told with Winston Groom’s accomplished storyteller’s eye, allows us into the admirals’ strategy rooms, onto the battlefronts, and into the heart of a nation at war. When not drawing in readers with the narrative, Groom is impressing them with his masterful analyses. The Atlanta Groom has done an artful job of blending the many stories of 1942. Author Winston Groom. Shrouds of Glory: From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War.

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A close-up analysis of a pivotal battle of World War I revisits the four-year-long Battle of Ypres, an engagement that cost hundreds of thousands of lives, marked the use of terrible new military tactics and technologies--including poison gas, mines, tanks, and air strikes--and forever changed the way that war would be waged. 50,000 first printing.
Hinewen
I decided to buy this book after reading the author's Vicksburg. Let me begin by making two points. First, even though I have lived for a long time in the USA, I am originally from Canada, where campaigns like Ypres, have a real presence. Consequently, for many Americans, Ypres is a historic footnote. Groom does a great job of making it readable and real for his target audience - the American reader. Second, Groom appears to be taking on the mantle of being the historic writer whose works are highly readable. He seems to be in the mold of Bruce Catton (the author who has become the benchmark for readable history, thanks to his work on the American Civil War - e.g., Terrible Swift Sword) and Pierre Burton (the Canadian author who made Canadian history real and exciting for many Canadians - for example, read his book on Vimy Ridge). That is, his work is well grounded on research but his ability to make war and battle highly readable and interesting is noteworthy.

Overall, this is a very good book. It gives you a sense of the horror of this campaign and of the quality of the men who commanded the forces. It is an easy book to read but also one that frustrates and angers the reader as they find out about the quality of leaders such as Sir Douglas Haig. This is also a book that does give the reader glimpses into the Germans - something that is not frequently done in books such as this.

A good book, easy to read, highly recommended.
The Rollers of Vildar
Excellent writing and vivid portraits of men lost in one of the most confusing and brutal campaigns of the First World War. The descriptions of the men their stories and the heroism displayed on the battlefield is very emotional and grips the reader to the core with experiences in Flanders, Passchendaele, and others that set the table for the beginning, middle and end of trench warfare on the Western Front. Groom does a wonderful job at capturing this experience without bombarding you with too much detail. Like he states in the beginning, this book is intended for the World War 1 Amateur historian (Americans) who came late in the conflict in 1917. For me, this proved to be an eye opening history of the cruel horrors of world war one, the brutality of chemical/modern warfare, and a warning to solve all conflict peaceably.
Legend 33
Winston Groom is the novelist who gave us Forest Gump, a fact I was not aware of when I opened this book. I had no expectations of any type of storytelling.

A Storm in Flanders does a great job of laying out what transpired over the Ypres battlefield over 4 years. Groom links the writings of many soldiers (primarily from the Allied side, but he makes an effort to get something from the Germans, as well) to events, and we get to follow these men through their service in the salient.

I've always found this area of the fighting to be tremendously heartbreaking, and Groom lays out exactly why, even in the fighting of Verdun for the French and the Somme for the British, Ypres (particularly Third Ypres), holds a special place for the British.

Groom brings this all together as he closes the book superbly.
LONUDOG
A well written account that opened a window onto the experiences of my grandfather, who spent the year of 1915 in Flanders Fields. The letters that my grandfather composed for my grandmother have become lost. It is, after all, almost 100 years since these events unfolded. I did not meet my grandfather, who died in 1945 of the effects of severe head wounds suffered in the trenches in the Ypres Salient on December 28, 1915. However, this book conveys to me the attitudes and spirit of those millions of young men who were lost, in a way that the revisionist views that appeared in the 1930's and later can not. My mother told me that her father was proud of his contribution, that he was proud of his commanding officers and that he was proud of the Second Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry in which he served as a subaltern from February 1915 until June 1919. This book by Winston Groom, although written quite recently, gives, in my opinion, a very well balanced point of view. I advise readers and students of history to pay attention to this volume and compare it to others written while the events were still immediately in the minds of the authors. Examples being "The Last of the Ebb", "Twelve Days on the Somme" by Sidney Rogerson and General Jack's Diary, 1914-1918.
GAZANIK
Finally, a popular account that allowed me to make some sense of the endless fighting at Ypres! The reader will not find accounts of which unit did what at what time during the many attacks and counter attacks but that does not detract from the value of this book. Moreover, the battle picture is painted in broad strokes with enough personal stories to drive home the special degree of hell that was Ypres. There is enough detail, supplemented by some amazing pictures, to enable the reader to grasp the ebb and flow of the action. Ypres was more than a series of almost unending battles, It became a synonym for hell itself. Groom's book explains how and why in a most readable manner.

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