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Fire and Movement Giveaway

Fire and Movment 

Thank you so much for remembering the centennial with us! The 30 advance galley winners of Fire and Movement: The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914, by Peter Hart, have been selected and all entrants will be notified of their status this upcoming week. While the giveaway is over, you can always discover more with our e-newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the OUP Blog.

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About Fire and Movement

Peter Hart's previous book The Great War: A Combat History of World War I was recently chosen by The Economist as a Best Book of 2013. In his newest book, Fire and Movement, the renowned military historian offers a fresh look at the first months of the Great War. Considering each of the major offenses of 1914, from the Battle of the Frontiers to the Battle of Ypres and the genesis of trench warfare, Mr. Hart argues that the real story of the opening campaigns of World War I is far different from the mythology that has come to surround it.
Written by one of the most prominent living experts of World War I, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in military history.


Praise for Peter Hart's previous books:

"From Hart's book I was able to learn and grasp (and even picture) the historic importance of the 'creeping' or perhaps better say 'staggered' barrage. Hart succeeds in showing how the gunners got steadily better (as did the guns). If you have tears to shed, you will prepare to do so when you read of the 'Pals' battalions that were formed out of men from single localities and neighborhoods."
-Christopher Hitchens, The Atlantic Monthly, on The Somme

"HERE is a marvelous, ghastly book...What makes Mr. Hart's version so bracing is his method. He is a specialist in oral history at London's Imperial War Museum, and this book, like others he has written or co-written, gains richness and texture from the use of first-hand testimony."
-The Economist, on Gallipoli

"Hart superbly depicts these months of brutal combat in all their complexity."
-The New York Times Book Review, on The Somme

"Gallipoli is replete with lengthy and compelling quotations by Australian, British, French and Turkish soldiers, most never before published. Hart's intimate familiarity with the battlefield, where he leads regular tours, adds a level of understanding absent from other books. Overall, Gallipoli is an important contribution to the growing literature on this epic and tragic campaign."
-Edward G. Lengel, Military History, on Gallipoli

"A perfect addition to the libraries of military buffs, especially those obsessed with the cataclysmic effects of 'the war to end all wars.'"
-ForeWord, on The Great War

"Those who are interested in the First World War will find this a most compelling book, as we seek 'to resolve the conundrum of how something so stupid, so doomed from the outset, can remain so utterly fascinating.'"
-Army History, on Gallipoli




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