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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Cowley Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 31, 2018 ISBN: 9781524756604
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The month-long First Battle of Ypres was one of the most important confrontations of World War I, and the most disastrous for Germany: their defeat at Ypres cost them the war. This in-depth narrative puts the forgotten heroes and the tragedy of battle front and center, and questions long-accepted conclusions about the impact that Ypres had on WWI.

The First Battle of Ypres changed how wars are fought.

Ypres was the staging ground for the slow realization that bullets, rather than bayonets, would be the weapon of the future. It gave birth to “no man’s land,” that spectral space of shattered trees and pockmarked earth: battleground where thousands of men fought to gain 30 feet of territory—only to lose it again the next day. Ypres was where the commanding officers of both sides—many of whom knew about war only through studying it in a classroom—realized that the combination of grand cavalry maneuvers and gallant charges with 20th century weapons was a fatal, losing one.

Weaving together a wide array of source materials, Robert Cowley has written an enthralling and engrossing portrait of a key battle and the 9 million men who fought it.

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About the Author

Robert Cowley is the founding editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, which was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. As an American military historian, he has written on periods from the Civil War through World War II and has travelled the entire length of the Western Front—from the North Sea to the Swiss border. He has held several senior positions in book and magazine publishing and has edited several collections of essays. He lives in New York and Connecticut.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.