Our Tortured Souls: The 29th Infantry Division in the Rhineland, November-December 1944 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Joseph Balkoski is the top living D-Day historian. --USA Today

"Balkoski has fingertip command of his sources, and a sense of the dramatic that never loses touch with the brutal realities of combat." --Dennis Showalter, past president of the Society for Military History and author of Patton and Rommel

  • Continues Balkoski's acclaimed multivolume history of the U.S. 29th Infantry Division in World War II
  • Covers ...
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Our Tortured Souls: The 29th Infantry Division in the Rhineland, November-December 1944

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Overview

Joseph Balkoski is the top living D-Day historian. --USA Today

"Balkoski has fingertip command of his sources, and a sense of the dramatic that never loses touch with the brutal realities of combat." --Dennis Showalter, past president of the Society for Military History and author of Patton and Rommel

  • Continues Balkoski's acclaimed multivolume history of the U.S. 29th Infantry Division in World War II
  • Covers the division's vital role in the U.S. Army's November offensive, which Gen. Omar Bradley hoped would get the Allies to the Rhine River by Christmas
  • A riveting story of heroism and tragedy, during which thousands of 29ers became casualties in a campaign that ultimately failed to end the war
  • Balkoski blends meticulous research with masterful storytelling
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811749909
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 746,624
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Joseph Balkoski is Command Historian of the Maryland National Guard. He has appeared as a D-Day expert on MSNBC, and his work has been praised by Joe Scarborough, the New York Post, the Washington Times, World War II magazine, and others. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Introduction xi

1 Watch on the Rhine 1

2 Three Towns in Germany 45

3 Preventing Wholesale Slaughter 95

4 Paying for a Bad Guess 123

5 We Have a War on Again 147

6 The Momentous Now 191

7 As Far Away as the Moon 261

8 They Are Doomed Men 309

References 333

Bibliography 369

Acknowledgments 373

Index 377

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