Posted in Young Adult Nonfiction

Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting, by Jim Murphy

0-545-13049-2Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting
Jim Murphy
2009 by Scholastic Press
ISBN – 9780545130493
Genre – Nonfiction
Age – High School
3.5 Stars

This is the story about how WWI began and how during an amazing holiday, the soldiers decided not to fight each other. Not only is this a story about the good will and holiday spirit of many soldiers, it is also the story of how WWI came to be, and why WWI never had to be. It tells the story of international tensions before and after the war. It shows how these tensions and the brutal fighting shaped the beginning of the 20th century and many years past. I thought this book did a great job of giving basic information about the overall time period. It was full of interesting facts, and amazing pictures. Some of the instances described in this book almost needs to be seen to believed! It was easy to read and comprehend. Overall a worthwhile read.

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