Armored Thunderbolt: The Sherman Tank in World War II by Steven J. Zaloga, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Armored Thunderbolt: The Sherman Tank in World War II

Armored Thunderbolt: The Sherman Tank in World War II

by Steven J. Zaloga
     
 

• Hundreds of photos, including many never published before with riveting accounts of armored warfare in World War II • Compares the Sherman to other tanks, including the Panther and Tiger • Author is a world-renowned expert on the Sherman tank and American armor Some tank crews referred to the American M4 Sherman tank as a "death trap." Others, like

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• Hundreds of photos, including many never published before with riveting accounts of armored warfare in World War II • Compares the Sherman to other tanks, including the Panther and Tiger • Author is a world-renowned expert on the Sherman tank and American armor Some tank crews referred to the American M4 Sherman tank as a "death trap." Others, like Gen. George Patton, believed that the Sherman helped win World War II. So which was it: death trap or war winner? Armor expert Steven Zaloga answers that question by recounting the Sherman's combat history. Focusing on Northwest Europe (but also including a chapter on the Pacific), Zaloga follows the Sherman into action on D-Day, among the Normandy hedgerows, during Patton's race across France, in the great tank battle at Arracourt in September 1944, at the Battle of the Bulge, across the Rhine, and in the Ruhr pocket in 1945.

Editorial Reviews

Military Modelcraft International
"Zaloga is THE expert on the development of the Sherman tank. . . . This should be your first choice for a concise and accurate history of this most influential of war machines."
World War II History - Mark Terjeson
"You don't have to be a history enthusiast or have a specialty in armored fighting vehicles to enjoy this book!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811704243
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
404,912
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Zaloga, an internationally recognized military historian, has written numerous books on the vehicles and campaigns of World War II, including Armored Champion (978-0-8117-1437-2), Armored Thunderbolt (978-0-8117-0424-3), Armored Attack 1944 (978-0-8117-0769-5), Armored Victory 1945 (978-0-8117-0771-8), and The Devil’s Garden (978-0-8117-1228-6). He has appeared in programs on PBS and The Military Channel. He lives near Baltimore, Maryland.

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