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D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victoryOmar Bradley, the "GI General," was there for every major engagement in the European theater. A Soldier's Story is the behind-the-scenes eyewitness account of the war that shaped our century: the tremendous manpower at work, the unprecedented stakes, the snafus that almost led to defeat, the larger-than-life personalities and brilliant generals (Patton, Eisenhower, Montgomery) who masterminded it all. One of the two books on which the movie Patton was based, A Soldier's Story is a compelling and vivid memoir from the greatest military tactician of our time.
The books in the Modern Library War series have been chosen by series editor Caleb Carr according to the significance of their subject matter, their contribution to the field of military history, and their literary merit.
About the Author
Omar N. Bradley was born in Clark, Missouri, on February 12, 1893. He was the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and only the fourth American to rise to the rank of five-star general. He died on April 8, 1981, and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Caleb Carr is the bestselling author of the novels The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness, as well as a critically acclaimed biography of an American mercenary, The Devil Soldier. He writes frequently on military history for The New York Times and MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, where he is a contributing editor.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Omar Bradley is one of the most underappreciated generals in American history. General Bradley gives us an excellent view of the major events and battles of WWII in Europe. The military jargon and acronyms used in the book make the reading a little slow. Thankfully, you are provided a glossary and footnotes as a reference to help you through the text. This book brings together the most interesting aspects of the politics and military tactics needed to achieve victory during WWII. You receive a first had view of how Eisenhower balances the delicate egos of Patton and Montgomery with making the necessary tactical decisions to win WWII. This is a must read for those wanting to know just how the Allied Forces achieved victory over Hitler in Europe.