The Road to Verdun

Paperback $18.95

Anchor | Jun 10, 2003 | 432 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780385721738

  • Paperback$18.95

    Anchor | Jun 10, 2003 | 432 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780385721738

  • Ebook$14.99

    Anchor | Dec 23, 2009 | ISBN 9781400075836


“Ousby writes so well, so readably, so engagingly . . . the murderous tragedy he has staged for us proves absorbingly fascinating.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An excellent and absorbing book.”—National Review

“Richly textured; [Ousby] has an especially keen eye.” —Chicago Tribune

“An outstanding book, rich in its insights, and written with verve and style.”—The Guardian

“Studded with quotable and memorable descriptions of the horrors of the battle.”—Times (London)

“A clear and vivid account of both the military and the political intricacy of the battle.”—Saturday Times (London)

“A brilliant study.”—Scotsman

“An assured work which steps well beyond the narrow and constricting boundaries of military history. . . .Altogether more significant than a mere dry account of a battle of attrition would have been. . . . Harrowing.”—The Sunday Herald

“A story that still has the power to shock and horrify . . . Consistently intelligent and readable. . . . An engaging and important book.” —New Statesman

“Ousby vividly brings the horrors of battle to life using the personal accounts of ordinary people who fought at Verdun.” —The Spectator

“A triumph. . . A must for any modern world history buff.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)

“A splendid account. . . Informed and erudite, lucid and sanguinary.” —Kirkus Reviews

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