Shaara, Americaís premier author of military historical fiction,
brings us the centerpiece of his epic trilogy of the Second World
General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that
must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitlerís European
fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery,
must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully
confront the might of Adolf Hitlerís forces, who have already conquered
Western Europe. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel
fortifies and prepares for the coming invasion, acutely aware that
he must bring all his skills to bear on a fight his side must win.
But Rommelís greatest challenge is to strike the Allies on his front,
while struggling behind the lines with the growing insanity of Adolf
Hitler, who thwarts the strategies Rommel knows will succeed.
Meanwhile, Sergeant Jesse Adams, a no-nonsense veteran of the 82nd
Airborne, parachutes with his men behind German lines into a chaotic
and desperate struggle. And as the invasion force surges toward
the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry
Division faces the horrifying prospects of fighting his way ashore
on a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders
From G.I. to general, this story carries the reader through the
warís most crucial juncture, the invasion that altered the flow
of the war, and, ultimately, changed history.
Hardback, 560 pages, 6x9, 2008, $28.00.