The second volume in "New York Times"-bestselling author Shaara's acclaimed World War II trilogy takes readers to the most famous chapter in the war--D-Day and the battle for Normandy. Available in a tall Premium Edition.The second volume in "New York Times"-bestselling author Shaara's acclaimed World War II trilogy takes readers to the most famous chapter in the war--D-Day and the battle for Normandy. Available in a tall Premium Edition.Read Less
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My husband loved this book. H e shared it with his friend who had similar interests. I'm sure he will have me order more books. I know he will never purchase a Kindle.
Sep 12, 2009
This historical novel is one of the best I have ever read...the author captures the essence of WWII and the D Day invasion of France. Mr. Shaara is a master of revealing to the reader the mindset of Generals, Jr. Officers and enlisted men who actually participated in the battles fought on Normandy's beaches...I read this in three days...couldn't put it down.
Sep 11, 2008
Panoramic and fast paced
I have all of Jeff Shaara's books along with Killer Angels by his dad, Michael. This is one of his best. I'm a Civil War and WWII buff, and yet I learn new details in almost every chapter. This is a great read for a rainy weekend or a long flight. You want to keep turning pages to see who wins!
Publishers Weekly, 2008-03-31 This keystone of the bestselling WWII trilogy dramatizes D-Day and ups the bar for military historicals, demonstrating that Shaara (The Rising Tide) has hit full stride. The epic-scale novel opens on January 25, 1944, with British commandos gathering soil samples on Omaha Beach to assess landing sites. Shaara gives the Americans, called "the great waves of steel" by the Germans, their due portion in the grisly, brutal Allied invasion, and the experiences of the grunt soldiers--most notably the indefatigable U.S. Army Sgt. Jesse Adams--offers a field-level view of D-Day and afterward, generating more suspenseful reading than the matter-of-fact accounts of the big-brass dealings of Eisenhower and Churchill. The Allied leaders' personalities emerge with agile clarity, while German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel embodies "the good soldier" laboring under a delusional Hitler and German High Command ensconced in cozy Berlin. Rommel's ambivalent complicity in the assassination plot on Hitler is convincingly rendered and paves the way for the final act. The muscular prose, deft sense of military drama and relentless pacing are well suited for this crackerjack saga. (May) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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