Erin Sterling's Reviews > Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting

Truce by Jim Murphy
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Aug 08, 10

bookshelves: read-in-2009, psc, youth-nonfiction, youth-historical
Read in December, 2009

In this excellent account of an incredible moment in World War I, this acclaimed author clearly lays out the history of the war with all its power-hungry leaders, decisions based on erroneous information, and the soldiers in the trenches. The book builds up to the culminating powerful moment when German and British soldiers laid aside their rifles and celebrated Christmas together. The text is accompanied by museum and library historical photos, drawings, and newspaper articles in addition to big easy-to-read maps. The end of the book includes a timeline, information about notes and sources, further resources, and an index. This is a must-have for any middle school and high school collection.
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