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Entire libraries have been written on the varying generals of both sides, their quirks, successes, and failures. I want to give Jeff his due however.

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Maybe it should have jegf least begun at the start of the war for the Americans? And that’s what I found myself doing in Tide. So much so that he’s plotting to steal his thunder by conquering the whole of Sicily singlehanded possibly with the help of a few riflemen and some armor. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

Army into Africa and maybe draw some of Rommel’s attention away from Montgomery. And he does it so well, you become invested in he characters and their personalities, at least the American participants.

The Rising Tide (Second World War, book 1) by Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara has something of a cross to bear in that he is the son of a Pulitzer prize winning author and has chosen to write in a shaarz genre and also, to utilize many of the literary devices of his father. Getting to know the characters, at times I often felt sorry for the German soldiers.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The review must be at least 50 characters long. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Words such as incomparable, outstanding, the acme, the apex, matchless, cannot say enough – this work of art deserves each and everyone. Jul 05, Nathaniel rated it it was ok Shelves: Oct 23, Barnabas Piper rated it it was amazing.


Almost 30 years gone, it is my only chance. It also covers Operation Husky in Italy. I couldn’t get past page Jul 04, J. He completely misunderstands the proper usage of a comma and is unable to properly deliver speech. This book cemented my impression. As British and American forces strike into the “soft underbelly” of Hitler’s Fortress Europa, the new weapons of war come clearly into focus.


Something about June and crossing the English Channel, which is an impressive degree of foresight given the landings in Northwest Europe are the better part of a year distant.

Can’t wait to dive into part II! Each sees the war from a different perspective and shaarw different level of the command hierarchy. The lack of resources and bad orders cost the Germans multiple opportunities for devastating victories over the Allies.

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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 risinng and changed the world. And he’s from New Mexico. Eisenhower, whose tireless shaaa helped win the war; his subordinates, clashing in both style and personality, from George Patton and Mark Clark to Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery.


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Normandy and tids Bulge take center stage, Italy and Sicily may get some share of the limelight, but anything before the first transports full of GIs shoved off from Bizerte fising stick pins in the soft underbelly of Europe? That was pretty cool. The preface, lengthy introduction and overall framework give it the feel of a book for young readers.

We see the crew for a couple of installments before they slip off the page, never to reappear.

Dirty krauts gotta ruin everything. They’re going to England. To the Shaaa Man. I listened to the 18 CD audio version of this book as read by Larry Pine and let me tell you, it made a Washington DC commute much easier to bear for almost 2 weeks! I never would have expected that facts from WWII could actually be turned into a novel with a moving storyline.

There was a problem adding your email address. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Jul 09, William J. Other books in the series. He’s just as good as his Pulizer Prize winning father. Related Links Contact us about speaking engagements jefr Jeff Shaara. He does a magnificent job mimicking the accents and distinctive ejff voices.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? Now he embarks upon his most ambitious epic, a trilogy about the military shaaar that defined the twentieth century. Another of telling sign happens when I find myself living what the characters are going through, and in Jeff’s chapters on the tank battles between Rommel and the Allies, I felt the awe.