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A reissue from the bestselling author of Forrest Gump, A Storm in Flanders is a fascinating history of the four-year battle of Ypres, the most notorious and dreaded place in all of World War I
A Storm in Flanders
The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
978-0-8021-3998-6 • $14.00 • Paperback • May 2003
Military History (World War I)
A Storm in Flanders is novelist and prizewinning historian Winston 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 foughtand thought aboutwar. Groom’s account of what would become the most dreaded place on earth is “a moving and oddly inspiring chronicle. . . . A brilliantly written work that is a vital addition to twentieth-century history collections” (Jay Freeman, Booklist).
In 1914, Germany launched an invasion of France through neutral Belgiumand brought the wrath of the world upon itself. Ypres became a place of horror, heroism, and terrifying new tactics and technologies: poison gas, tanks, mines, air strikes, and the unspeakable misery of trench warfare. Drawing on the journals of the men and women who were there, Winston Groom has penned a breathtaking drama of politics, strategy, and human heart that, according to the Ft. Worth Morning Star-Telegram, “ought to compete for every writing prize in 2002. . . . [It] is everything nonfiction should be.”