Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk

by General Mark W. Clark, Martin Blumenson


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"Mark W. Clark was a major figure in World War II. He was prominent as one of the top American commanders. Together with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton, Jr., Clark was widely regarded as being responsible for victory on the European side of the conflict."—from the introduction

One of the great World War II memoirs by a legendary American general in charge of operations in North Africa and Italy. General Mark W. Clark recounts his wartime exploits and tells the story of the battles in Tunisia and Italy with verve and attention to key detail. An unparalleled account by a great military leader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781929631599
Publisher: Enigma Books
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

General Mark W. Clark first published this book in 1950. He was the Allied commander of the 5th Army in Italy, 1943-1945.

Table of Contents

Foreword   Martin Blumenson     ix
The Road Back to Rome: May 1949: By Way of Introduction     3
Getting Ready for War: July 1940-June 1942     9
We Decide on Torch: June 1942-August 1942     23
Deputy to Eisenhower: August 1942-October 1942     35
Secret Mission to Africa: October 1942     58
The Darlan "Deal": November 1942-December 1942     77
The Drive for Tunisia: December 1942-January 1943     112
The Fifth Army, the Arabs, and Some VIPs: January 1943-September 1943     119
Salerno: A Near Disaster: September 1943     152
From the Volturno to Cassino-In Mud: October 1943-November 1943     177
The Drive into the German Winter Line: December 1943     194
The Rapido-Garigliano Front: January 1944     212
The Agony of Anzio: January 1944-February 1944     227
Cassino: March 1944     248
Rome, the Great Prize: April 1944-June 1944     267
Pursuit to the Arno: June 1944-October 1944     292
The Hard Winter in the Apennines: November 1944-March 1945     319
The Surrender: May 2, 1945     336
The Austrian Occupation and the Russians: August 1945-November 1946     356
The Moscow Conference: March 1947     380
Index     391

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