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Somme

Into the Breach

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HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674545199

Publication Date: 08/15/2016

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656 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

65 halftones, 21 maps

Belknap Press

United States and its dependencies only

[Sebag-Montefiore] utilizes the intimate archives of letters, diaries, and dispatches to produce a far more detailed and individualized portrait of the subject than earlier big single-volume treatments… The narrative moves easily from the larger logistical tangles back at headquarters to the experiences of the men fighting in the front lines, and Sebag-Montefiore is every bit as authoritative writing about the birth of air and tank warfare as he is picking apart the psychologies of the men involved… [An] enormously satisfying book.—Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor

As much as Somme is a history of a battle, it is also a testament to human courage.—Tom Rogan, The Washington Free Beacon

A painstaking chronological account of the hideously marred attack on the German entrenchments at the Somme, July–September 1916… A beautifully crafted, blow-by-blow account with deep insight into the lives of these diverse young men.Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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