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Eisenhower's Lieutenants : The Campaigns of France and Germany, 1944-45

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"The publication of Eisenhower's Lieutenants is an event of significance in American military writing.... admirable... clearly the product of exhaustive, painstaking research." -The New York Times Book Review"... the best account we have of the World War II campaigns from Normandy to the Elbe." -American Historical Review"... precisely informative and broadly rewarding." -Kirkus Reviews"... an outstanding and highly recommended work." -Journal of American History"... by the dean of American military historians... " -Washington Post BookworldCONTENTSPrefacePart One: The ArmiesPart Two: NormandyPart Three: FrancePart Four: The Disputed Middle GroundPart Five: GermanyEpilogueNotes and SourcesIndexshow more

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  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 167.64 x 233.68 x 45.72mm | 1,270.05g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 map, 51 duotones
  • 0253206081
  • 9780253206084
  • 706,732

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At the same time that the American army was preparing itself for this crucial test in European warfare, during the months of World War II preceding the 6th of June 1944, one of America's leading military historians was engaged in writing a history similar to the present work, but concerned with an American army of the nineteenth century.show more

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"The publication of Eisenhower's Lieutenants is an event of significance in American military writing... admirable ... clearly the product of exhaustive, painstaking research." --The New York Times Book Review " ... the best account we have of the World War II campaigns from Normandy to the Elbe." --American Historical Review " ... precisely informative and broadly rewarding." --Kirkus Reviews " ... an outstanding and highly recommended work." --Journal of American History " ... by the dean of American military historians ... " - Washington Post Bookworldshow more

Table of contents

PrefacePart One: The Armies1. The American Army2. Weapons and Divisions3. The View of the Far Shore4. By Air and by SeaPart Two: Normandy5. The Beach6. Cherbourg and Caumont7. The Bocage8. Cobra9. The Crossroads South of AvranchesPart Three: France10. The Short Envelopment11. The Riviera the the Rhone12. The Seine13. The Meuse14. The Twin Tyrants: Logistics...15...and TimePart Four: The Disputed Middle Ground16. Holland17. Attack in the Ardennes (I)18. Lorraine (I)19. The Reich Frontiers20. Autumn Interlude21. Lorraine (II)22. Alsace23. Huertgen Forest and Roer Plain24. On the Eve of a Breakthrough25. The Breakthrough26. The Doctrinal Response27. The Precarious Balance28. The Battles of Christmastide29. Attack in the Ardennes (II)30. "Inadequate Means'Part Five: Germany31. The Eifel32. Two Tumors Excised: Colmar and the Roer Dams33. To the Rhine34. The Crossing of the Rhine35. Eastward from the Rhine36. The Legions on the Rhine37. The Ruhr38. Berlin39. The National Redoubt40. The Elbe, the Moldau, and the Brenner PassEpilogueNotes and SourcesIndexshow more

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