Military history buffs who just can't get enough of the drama, detail, and strategy that took place during World War II have found the source that may sate their appetite.
David Schranck's exhaustive and captivating book is an operational summary of the Ardennes Offensive, more commonly known as the Battle of the Bulge. He begins by providing a prehistory of the war that includes the preparations leading up to the campaign and ends with coverage of the battle's overall strategy and its outcome's impact on the rest of the war.
Schranck passionately recounts the daily events and routines that soldiers on both sides endured and includes unflinching officer profiles and detailed analyses of large and small tactical decisions that influenced the battle's end result, revealing the intensity and determination of everyone involved.
Race to Bastogne highlights the key events of the WWII's largest and costliest battle for the United States and the extreme heroism each side displayed attempting to defeat its enemy with only one goal in mind-victory.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
David Schranck is an avid reader and history buff with a passion for studying World War II. Years spent studying the Battle of the Bulge provides him an intimate knowledge of its events, strategies, and the officers and men who played key roles. Race to Bastogne is his second book on WWII. The first entitled, Thunder at Prokhorovka, details an important battle on the eastern front.
After earning his college degree, Schranck began a managerial career in the automotive aftermarket industry, but he continues to devote time to studying history, giving special attention to American-related wars going back to the Civil War.
His wife Monica is also an avid reader, and they have lived in Southern California for most of their lives.