Omar Bradley: General at War

Omar Bradley: General at War

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by Jim DeFelice
     
 

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In the years since World War II, military historians have focused on two larger-than-life personalities: George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower. But what of Omar Bradley, the American hero who led the forces at D-Day and was the head of the largest body of U.S. soldiers to serve under one field command? Picked by Patton to be his deputy during World War II,

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In the years since World War II, military historians have focused on two larger-than-life personalities: George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower. But what of Omar Bradley, the American hero who led the forces at D-Day and was the head of the largest body of U.S. soldiers to serve under one field command? Picked by Patton to be his deputy during World War II, Bradley rose to become Patton’s commander. He was known as the “soldier’s general” for his compassion toward his troops, and he eventually became the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as an advisor to several presidents. Yet despite these achievements, Bradley has been largely overlooked by biographers. In his intriguing new book, Omar Bradley, award-winning author Jim DeFelice brings an American hero to life with a comprehensive and compelling biography about one of the most important—and overlooked—generals of World War II.

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“In Omar Bradley: General at War, Jim DeFelice brings a war hero to life. Through the pages of this fast-paced and thoroughly researched story, the crack shot from Middle America emerges as an intellectual force behind some of America’s greatest victories—and a man who held his own against titans like Eisenhower, Patton, and Montgomery. From the deserts of Tunisia to the blood-stained snows of Bastogne, DeFelice’s saga of war, heroism, and humility gives America’s last five-star general a literary monument he never had in life. Omar Bradley: General at War is a truly remarkable book you’ll enjoy for its skillful writing as well as its historical credibility. Highly recommended!”
—Jonathan W. Jordan, bestselling author of Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe

“Jim DeFelice has written an entertaining and readable account of a great leader’s life, showing what shaped his character and how he faced some of the greatest military challenges of the twentieth century. Military buffs will be pleased. Anyone who reads it will be enriched.”
—Larry Bond, author of New York Times bestseller, Cold Choices

“People are familiar with the Omar Bradley of film and history books that depict him as a sidekick to more celebrated American generals—but they do not know anything close to the truth about him. In this vital, triumphant work, Jim DeFelice at long last dispels all the misconceptions with the definitive story of this towering U.S. military figure. And he does it with the masterful style of a veteran writer.”
—Jerome Preisler, New York Times bestselling author of All Hands Down: The True Story of the Soviet Attack on the USS Scorpion and the forthcoming Codename Caesar, an exploration of German-Japanese cooperation during World War II

“General Bradley was a mid-American to the core with those values being illustrated throughout his life. This is an enjoyable read for followers of military history, students of leadership skills, and good old ‘human interest’ fans. . . . A quick read and a big help in understanding the major players and strategies of the European campaigns during WWII.”
—Richard Marcinko, ROGUE WARRIOR, aka Richard Marcinko CDR, USN (Ret.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596981393
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
09/12/2011
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
625,441
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jim DeFelice is an award-winning writer, former political columnist, and prolific, bestselling author of more than three dozen military books and spy thrillers. His previous works explore the effects of war, politics, terrorism, and technology on soldiers and civilians. DeFelice lives with his family in Warwick, New York.

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k_train More than 1 year ago
At long last, a bright light is being shown on the life of General Omar Bradley! The protean Jim DeFelice-who writes thrilling commercial fiction (Leopards Kill) as well as superb military history (Rangers at Dieppe) -has written a meticulously researched work with both an attention to detail and military strategy that will thrill military buffs, and a narrative drive which lends it the immediacy of great fiction. Unlike his contemporary, the tireless self-promoter George Patton, Omar Bradley was content to go about his business, which just happened to be that of a brilliant military tactician. Using previously untapped source material, DeFelice reveals that Bradley, not Patton or British General Montgomery, was the most instrumental in devising the strategy that ultimately defeated Adolf Hitler. As with his previous fiction and nonfiction works, DeFelice lays out a fast-moving and entertaining narrative. Omar Bradley: General at War is not just great military history, it's a superior biographical work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read!!!!!
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