At The Sharp End Volume One: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1914-1916

Paperback | September 29, 2009

byTim Cook

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The first comprehensive history of Canadians in WWI in forty years, and already hailed as the definitive work on Canadians in the Great War, At the Sharp End covers the harrowing early battles of 1914—16. Tens of thousands, and then hundreds of thousands, died before the generals and soldiers found a way to break the terrible stalemate of the front. Based on eyewitness accounts detailed in the letters of ordinary soldiers, Cook describes the horrible struggle, first to survive in battle, and then to drive the Germans back. At the Sharp End provides both an intimate look at the Canadian men in the trenches and an authoritative account of the slow evolution in tactics, weapons, and advancement. Featuring never-before-published photographs, letters, diaries, and maps, this recounting of the Great War through the soldiers' eyes is moving, engaging, and thoroughly engrossing.

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The first comprehensive history of Canadians in WWI in forty years, and already hailed as the definitive work on Canadians in the Great War, At the Sharp End covers the harrowing early battles of 1914—16. Tens of thousands, and then hundreds of thousands, died before the generals and soldiers found a way to break the terrible stalemate...

TIM COOK is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. His books have won numerous awards, including the 2008 J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End and the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for Shock Troops. In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award fo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.01 × 7 × 1.5 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143055925

ISBN - 13:9780143055921

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from History with Impact - Part 1 This book is the first of a two part history of the Canadian Army on the Western Front in WWI. It is a very easy read, very well written, and has incredible impact in conveying the horror of the First World War. A must read for anyone who wants to better understand why we never want to go to war - and the price that must be paid when we do.
Date published: 2011-10-13