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review 2012-06-01 00:00
The Greatest Day in History: How the Great War Really Ended
The Greatest Day in History: How the Great War Really Ended - Nicholas Best A quick read that takes us through the final week of World War I. Off the top, that statement feels odd since the title of the book would make you believe that that book would be about the find day and not the final week of the Great War.

The book is written in a way that I never warmed to. It tells the story through the eyes of dozens of people from every country involved. However, each person gets a page or two, a simple glimpse in time during the particular day the chapter represents. The story never gained any traction for me since it was set up in such a choppy manner. I wasn't sure I would like it at all, except that I did find some of the stories interesting and I really enjoyed the brief sections on the Kaiser and how he spent the final days of the war. However, I would have loved entire chapter on just this fact.

My final complaint is that there are no end notes used in this book. There is only a bibliography. That bugs me because there are many quotes used throughout the story. I do not think that the author took any liberties and I am confident that his research was superb, but it feels like that this book could have gone more in depth at every level.
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