While most historians identify the German defeat at Stalingrad as the moment when the average German citizen turned against the war effort, Stargardt demonstrates that the Wehrmacht in fact retained the staunch support of the patriotic German populace until the bitter end. Astonishing in its breadth and humanity, The German War is a groundbreaking new interpretation of what drove the Germans to fight-and keep fighting-for a lost cause.
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Rick Atkinson. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most? The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich—all these historic moments come utterly alive. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at all levels, from presidents and prime?
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He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that restored freedom to the West. His lively, occasionally lyric prose brings the vast theater of battle, from the beaches of Normandy deep into Germany, brilliantly alive. William L. Since its publication in , William L.
Shirer's monumental study of Hitler's German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the twentieth century's blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic. Now, years after the end of World War II, it may seem incredible that our most valued institutions, and way of life, were threatened by the menace that Hitler and the Third Reich represented.
Shirer's description of events and the cast of characters who played such pivotal roles in defining the course Europe was to take is unforgettable. Benefiting from his many years as a reporter, and thus a personal observer of the rise of Nazi Germany, and availing himself of some of the tons of documents from the German Foreign Office, as well as countless other diaries, phone transcriptions, and other written records, meticulously kept at every level by the Germans, Shirer has put together a brutally objective account of how Hitler wrested political control of Germany, and planned and executed his six-year quest to dominate the world, only to see Germany go down in flames.
Although pages long, this is such a richly rewarding experience for anyone who wants to come to grips with the mysterious question as to how this menace to civilization ever came into being, much less was sustained for as long as it was. The answer, unfortunately, is that most of Germany, for a whole host of reasons, embraced Nazism and the fanaticism that Hitler engendered.
Charles Henderson. The sniper is the big-game hunter of the battlefield, and he needs all of the skills of a woodsman, marksman, hunter, and poacher. He must possess the field craft to be able to position himself for a killing shot, and he must be able to effectively place a single bullet into his intended target. Gunnery Sergeant Hathcock was able to do all of these things. There have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has been only one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock. A legend of Marine lore.
He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines. His record has never been matched: 93 confirmed kills. This is his story. Powerful, chilling and all true. Robert Mason. With more than half a million copies sold, Robert Mason's Chickenhawk is one of the best-selling books ever written about the Vietnam War. Critically acclaimed for its unflinching detail, the book is hailed by The New York Times as "a hypnotic narrative" and by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as "very simply the best book so far out of Vietnam.
He enlisted in the Army in and endured an extremely challenging "weeding out" process in an effort to fly helicopters. Sent to Vietnam, he survived more than 1, air combat missions despite the violence and brutality exploding all around him.
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This completely honest account of one soldier's traumatic experiences provides a perspective often neglected in print and film--that of the helicopter pilot. Through L. Ganser's powerful narration, the shattering story of men who lived and flew in constant peril is vividly re-told. Narrated by Nigel Patterson.
Desmond Seward. From to England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. Though it was a small, poor country, England for most of those "hundred years" won the battles, sacked the towns and castles, and dominated the war. Desmond Seward's critically acclaimed account of the Hundred Years War brings to life all of the intrigue, beauty, and royal to-the-death-fighting of that legendary century-long conflict.
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After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late commanded a battle group 12 King Tigers and a flak Company against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant from November , his final rank. Only of these King Tiger tanks were ever built.
They were the most powerful heavy tanks to see service, and only one kind of shell could penetrate their armor at a reasonable distance. Every effort had to be made to retrieve any of them bogged down or otherwise immobilized, which led to many towing adventures. The author has a fine memory and eye for detail.
His account is easy to listen to and not technical, and adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated in the Second World War. Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr.
This is the strange and fascinating life of Erwin Rommel, from his days as a youth in Imperial Germany-when he had a child out of wedlock with an early girlfriend-through his lauded military exploits during World War I to his death by suicide during World War II, after he attempted a failed coup against Hitler. Rommel was a man of contradictions: a soldier who wrote a bestselling book about World War I, a commander who went from commanding Hitler's bodyguard to trying to kill him, and a serious military mind who was known for participating in practical jokes.
The Great Anglo-Boer War. The novel is a good story, well told but with many factual errors including: Vincent van Gogh was not a renaissance painter. A few pages later the author states that von Rundst Two stars for inaccurate details. A few pages later the author states that von Rundstedt was the 6th Army Commander. Meyer has the Panzerfaust in combat about a year early. The "Das Reich" division was not fully equipped with Tiger tanks during the the battle of Charkov. Most of their tanks were Panzer IV.
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It unscrewed and a cord was pulled for arming. If things which I know about are wrong, how can I trust the rest? However, even with the errors, the book was a fun read. Two stars for inaccurate details, four stars for the story. Jul 13, Charles van Buren rated it really liked it. Sep 20, Chris Page rated it liked it. It's entertaining, not the greatest war story ever but certainly readable and worth continuing. No zombies. Ady rated it liked it May 23, Roland Jones rated it really liked it Jan 03, Steve rated it liked it Jan 29, Magnus rated it liked it Jun 19, Christian Cederberg rated it it was amazing Jul 29, Stuart Mccormack rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Doug rated it really liked it Nov 27, Gerard rated it it was amazing Dec 31, David Seddon rated it really liked it Jan 25, Zoe added it Nov 20, Wayis marked it as to-read Dec 05, Stephen Robertson marked it as to-read Feb 21, Jesper Donnis marked it as to-read Jan 16, Akil marked it as to-read May 05, Nathan marked it as to-read Aug 08, James Avila added it Oct 07, Adam Cassar marked it as to-read Jan 20, Doug added it Jul 06, Andrew Herbert added it Sep 23, Tomas added it Oct 15, Steve marked it as to-read Dec 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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