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Truce : The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting (Paperback)

Author: Murphy, Jim

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Gift of Peace for the Holidays - thank you Jim Mur

on 7/15/2011

What a remarkable book this is! I'd heard something about a truce in 1914, but I never had a context to place it in. Here is a story about the best that mankind has to offer. It is also a story about a race to war, and a war based on lies -- all things that sound ever so sadly familiar in terms of today. Jim Murphy lets soldiers voice speak, and he uses remarkable period images to create a thought-provoking, moving volume. I'll be giving this handsome book out as Christmas presents. What could be better than sharing a book about peace?

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On July 29th 1914, the world?s peace was shattered as the artillery of the Austria-Hungary Empire began shelling the troops of the country to its south. What followed was like a row of falling dominoes as one European country after another rushed into war. Soon most of Europe was fighting in this calamitous war that could have been avoided. This was, of course, the First World War.

But who could have guessed that on December 25 the troops would openly defy their commanding officers by stopping the fighting and having a spontaneous celebration of Christmas with their "enemies"? (cont'd)

In what can only be described as a Christmas Miracle, this beautiful and heartrending narrative will remind everyone how brotherhood and love for one another reaches far beyond war and politics.

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Publisher Scholastic Pr
Mfg Part# 9780545130493
SKU 211287622
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0545130492
Release Date 10/1/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0144
Publisher Scholastic Press

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