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Ian Ousby

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Ian Ousby was the author of several books, including The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English and Occupation: The Ordeal of France 1940-1944, which won the 1997 Edith McLeod Literary Prize, given annually to the British book that has “contributed the most to Franco-British understanding,” and the 1997 Stern Silver PEN Award for Nonfiction. He passed away in August 2001.

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The Road to Verdun
World War I's Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism
Written by Ian Ousby


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 10, 2003
Price: $18.95

On February 21, 1916, the Germans launched a surprise offensive at Verdun, an important fortress in northeastern France, sparking a brutal and protracted conflict that would claim more than 700,000 victims. The carnage had little impact on the course of the war, and Verdun ultimately came to symbolize the absurdity and... Read more >
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The Road to Verdun
World War I's Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism
Written by Ian Ousby


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 23, 2009
Price: $14.99

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