Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation]

Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation]

by Rick Atkinson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250079916
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 553,534
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author of An Army at Dawn (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history), The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light, among others. His many other awards include a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, the George Polk Award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. A former staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C.

Jason Culp is best known for his role as Julian Gerome on General Hospital. In addition to voiceover work in national commercials, Culp has narrated audiobooks by bestselling authors such as Louis L'Amour, Danielle Steel, John Irving, and David Weber. He has been recording since 1996 and has nearly 35 audiobooks under his belt. Culp has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

The Siegfried Line Campaign, Sept. 11-Dec. 15, 1944 18

Battle of the Bulge, Dec. 16-25, 1944 40

Bastogne, Dec. 21-26, 1944 121

Map Legend vii

Allied and Axis Commands and Armies Engaged in the Battle of the Bulge viii

World War II Timeline x

Key Players xiv

A Note to Readers xvii

The European Theater: September 1939-November 1944 1

Hitler's Plan 6

Zero Day: December 16, 1944 46

War in the Raw 106

Epilogue 196

The End of the War 201

Charles De Gaulle 203

Changing the U.S. Draft Laws to Supply Reinforcements 204

U.S. Winter Battle Clothing 206

Radio Communications on the Battlefield 206

Tracks, Tanks, and Planes at the Battle of the Bulge 209

Napalm and Poison Gas 212

Winter Takes its Toll 213

"Kilroy was Here" 215

Horses, Mules, and Dogs of War 216

Signal Corps 217

Weapons Used by Infantry 219

Numbers Tell Part of the Story 221

Battle of the Bulge Timeline 223

Glossary 224

Places to Visit 227

For More Information 230

An Interview with Rick Atkinson 231

Discussion Questions 235

Excerpt from D-Day 239

Bibliography 247

Image Credits 247

Index 248

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