The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide : A Novel of World War II

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A modern master of the historical novel, Jeff Shaara has painted brilliant depictions of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War I. Now, The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation's most poignant chronicle of World War II. Through unforgettable battle scenes in the unforgiving deserts of North Africa, into the "soft underbelly" of Hitler's Fortress Europa, and as battles rage along the coasts of the Mediterranean, The Rising Tide is a vivid gallery of characters both immortal and unknown. From tank driver to paratrooper to the men who gave the commands, Shaara's stirring portrayals bring the heroic and the tragic to life in brilliant detail. A new level of accomplishment from this already acclaimed author, The Rising Tide will leave listeners eager for the next volume of this superb saga of the war that saved and changed the world.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 137.2 x 157.5 x 27.9mm | 68.04g
  • Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • 0739334638
  • 9780739334638
  • 2,151,476

About Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Rise to Rebellion" and "Gone for Soldiers," as well as "Gods and Generals" and "The Last Full Measure"- two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic "The Killer Angels." Jeff was born in 1952 into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University. He and his wife, Lynne, live on Anna Maria Island, Florida. Visit the author online at www.JeffShaara.com "From the Hardcover edition."show more

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Praise for Jeff Shaara The Rising Tide " This is Jeff Shaara at his best, giving us another superb historically grounded novel of one of the most dramatic struggles of World War II." - George McGovern " The wonderful first volume of a planned trilogy . . . Shaara evokes the agony of desert warfare and the utter chaos of an airborne assault. . . . [A] sprawling, masterful opening act." - Publishers Weekly (starred review) To the Last Man " A gripping account of World War I." - General Tommy R. Franks " [To the Last Man is] the best novel about the Great War since Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, which it greatly surpasses in depth, scope, and intensity." - John Mosier, author of The Myth of the Great War "From the Hardcover edition."show more

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5,780 ratings
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4 45% (2,576)
3 18% (1,065)
2 3% (147)
1 1% (45)
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