September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far

September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far

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by John C. McManus
     
 

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Acclaimed historian John C. McManus explores World War II’s most ambitious invasion, Operation Market Garden, an immense, daring offensive to defeat Nazi Germany before the end of 1944.

August 1944 saw the Allies achieve more significant victories than in any other month over the course of the war. The Germans were in disarray, overwhelmed on all

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Acclaimed historian John C. McManus explores World War II’s most ambitious invasion, Operation Market Garden, an immense, daring offensive to defeat Nazi Germany before the end of 1944.

August 1944 saw the Allies achieve more significant victories than in any other month over the course of the war. The Germans were in disarray, overwhelmed on all fronts. Rumors swirled that the war would soon be over.

On September 17, the largest airborne drop in military history commenced over Holland—including two entire American divisions, the 101st and the 82nd. Their mission was to secure key bridges at such places as Son, Eindhoven, Grave, and Nijmegen until British armored forces could relieve them. The Germans, however, proved much stronger than the Allies anticipated. In eight days of ferocious combat, they mauled the airborne, stymied the tanks, and prevented the Allies from crossing the Rhine.

September Hope conveys the American perspective like never before, through a vast array of new sources and countless personal interviews to create a truly revealing portrait of this searing human drama.

Includes Photographs

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Editorial Reviews

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“A riveting and deeply moving story of uncommon courage.” —Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Longest Winter

“A testament to men assigned the impossible who, through sheer willpower, almost pulled it off.”—The Wall Street Journal

“McManus’s extensive research allows him to tell the story with verve and authority.” —Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of An Army at Dawn

"McManus mines a rich and too-long-neglected vein of stories, many revealed here for the first time.”—Mark Bando, author of 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy

“An absolutely riveting and vivid narrative that captures the full extent of the heroism of America’s troops in Operation Market Garden...Military history at its finest. ”—Andrew Carroll, editor of the New York Times bestsellers War Letters and Behind the Lines

“McManus’s crisply written book tells of the campaign as seen through the eyes of the privates, sergeants, and captains who jumped into the Netherlands and the air crews who got them there.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451239891
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
534,145
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“A riveting and deeply moving story of uncommon courage.” —Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Longest Winter

“A testament to men assigned the impossible who, through sheer willpower, almost pulled it off.”—The Wall Street Journal

“McManus’s extensive research allows him to tell the story with verve and authority.” —Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of An Army at Dawn

"McManus mines a rich and too-long-neglected vein of stories, many revealed here for the first time.”—Mark Bando, author of 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy

“An absolutely riveting and vivid narrative that captures the full extent of the heroism of America’s troops in Operation Market Garden...Military history at its finest. ”—Andrew Carroll, editor of the New York Times bestsellers War Letters and Behind the Lines

“McManus’s crisply written book tells of the campaign as seen through the eyes of the privates, sergeants, and captains who jumped into the Netherlands and the air crews who got them there.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Meet the Author

John C. McManus earned a Ph.D. in American History and Military History from the University of Tennessee, where he served as assistant director of the Center for the Study of War and Society, helping oversee a project collecting the firsthand stories of American veterans of World War II. He is currently associate professor of U.S. military history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, where he teaches courses on the Civil War, World War II, Vietnam, U.S. Military History, and Modern American Combat Experience. He also currently serves as the official historian for the United States Army’s Seventh Infantry Regiment.

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September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ShibaDad More than 1 year ago
Easy reading about the 82nd & 101st and their trials & tribulations during and after Market Garden.
In-Quest More than 1 year ago
America can be proud of the men of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions for their efforts during Operation Market Garden. The operation was not a success but not from lack of effort on their part. I enjoyed this book. Wonderfully informative writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy reading joe shared a butt with tom in their fox hole you will like the book l found it tedious
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Academic 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kinda have my own backstory, but can Sunset Berry be in it? She is a tangerine earth pony filly with a scarlet and reddish-orange ponytail mane and tail, plum purple eyes, and no CM yet, but when she gets it, it is a slice of lime with a slice of lemon overlapping it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actually I do. I am just filly in unicorn years and i came to help you from my fancy house offering you a food. So that is my story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The three fillys quietly tip-hoofed into the mansion and up one floor. A knot formed in Brokens stomach as the got closer to the Masters room. It felt like she was gonna puke, but at the same time she wanted to jump for joy. She was nervoucited. They creaked open the door. The Masters room was dark, but Sunset lit her horn so they could see. Trixie was amazed that Sunset could do that. Most unicorns here coukdnt do any magic at all. All Trixie could do with her magic was levitate. The three stood next to his bed, none daring to speak. Finally, after what seemed like hours, Sunset Shimmer passed Trixie the knife. Levitating it, Trixie lifted the knife over the Masters heart. "You're wrong, Master." She whispered. "Im not worthless. I am the Great and Powerful TRIXIE!" And just as the Master opened his eyes, the unicorn filly slammed the blade into his chest. <p> All of a sudden, Broken panicked. "We're just like him! We're just as bad! We just murder-" "BROKEN! Listen to me! We are NOT like him. We will NEVER be like him." Sunset said firmly. Trixie nodded. "There was no other way." Broken calmed down. "Well, shouldnt we go get the other foals?" She suggested. The unicorns nodded. "Yeah! Theyre free now!" <p> Broken walked along side her friends. They had woken everypony up, and thry were now getting away from the horrible place. They finally had found the keys to the front door so they could escape that horrible house. Of course, not everypony was going the same way. After parting with the other foals, Broken Heart, Trixie Lulamoon, and Sunset Shimmer were heading south. Not having any idea where they were going was scary, but it was better than staying in that awful mansion. But wherever they ended up, Broken knew that these friends would always be there for her. ((Oh yeah if you didnt catch that the pony who helped the one whos leg got torn off was filly Nurse Redheart. Oh do any of you want to be in here? Im guessing not because of all the abuse :/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sje sighs and opens the windo