|Product Name||The Rising Tide: A Novel Of World War Ii|
|Category||Book / Magazine / Publication|
|Short Description||Height:1.3 inches / Length:7.8 inches / Weight:0.7 pounds / Width:5.1 inches|
|Amazon.com||Buy on Amazon ~ 0345461371|
|Price New||4.50 US Dollars (curriencies)|
|Price Used||0.94 US Dollars (curriencies)|
|Width||1.49 inches (convert)|
|Height||7.5 inches (convert)|
|Length||4.18 inches (convert)|
|Weight||12.16 ounces (convert)|
|Long Description||A modern master of the historical novel, Jeff Shaara has painted brilliant depictions of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, and World War I. Now he embarks upon his most ambitious epic, a trilogy about the military conflict that defined the twentieth century. The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation’s most poignant chronicle of World War II. With you-are-there immediacy, painstaking historical detail, and all-inclusive points of view, Shaara portrays the momentous and increasingly dramatic events that pulled America into the vortex of this monumental conflict.|
As Hitler conquers Poland, Norway, France, and most of Western Europe, England struggles to hold the line. When Germany’s ally Japan launches a stunning attack on Pearl Harbor, America is drawn into the war, fighting to hold back the Japanese conquest of the Pacific, while standing side-by-side with their British ally, the last hope for turning the tide of the war.
Through unforgettable battle scenes in the unforgiving deserts of North Africa and the rugged countryside of Sicily, Shaara tells this story through the voices of this conflict’s most heroic figures, some familiar, some unknown. As British and American forces strike into the “soft underbelly” of Hitler’s Fortress Europa, the new weapons of war come clearly into focus. In North Africa, tank battles unfold in a tapestry of dust and fire unlike any the world has ever seen. In Sicily, the Allies attack their enemy with a barely tested weapon: the paratrooper. As battles rage along the coasts of the Mediterranean, the momentum of the war begins to shift, setting the stage for the massive invasion of France, at a seaside resort called Normandy.
More than an unprecedented and intimate portrait of those who waged this astonishing global war, The Rising Tide is a vivid gallery of characters both immortal and unknown: the as-yet obscure administrator Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose tireless efficiency helped win the war; his subordinates, clashing in both style and personality, from George Patton and Mark Clark to Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery. In the desolate hills and deserts, the Allies confront Erwin Rommel, the battlefield genius known as “the Desert Fox,” a wounded beast who hands the Americans their first humiliating defeat in the European theater of the war. 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 readers eager for the next volume of this superb saga of the war that saved and changed the world.
From the Hardcover edition.
|Similar Items||9780440423393: No Less Than Victory: A Novel Of World War Ii|
9780755337309: The Final Storm: A Novel Of The War In The Pacific (World War Ii)
9781154803396: To The Last Man: A Novel Of The First World War
9780676970814: To The Last Man: A Novel Of The First World War
9780689703652: To The Last Man: A Novel Of The First World War
9780759251496: To The Last Man: A Novel Of The First World War
9780345461360: To The Last Man: A Novel Of The First World War
9780345427540: Rise To Rebellion: A Novel Of The American Revolution (The American Revolutionary War)
9780312263836: Rise To Rebellion: A Novel Of The American Revolution (The American Revolutionary War)
9780345433725: The Civil War Trilogy: Gods And Generals / The Killer Angels / The Last Full Measure
View 25 more similar items
|Search Google||by EAN or by Title|
The "Quit Application" menu item wasn't working so that got fixed. On the scan results screen, the quit menu item was only returning you to the startup screen. Now it actually quits. We also changed the label for that menu item from "Quit / Exit" to "Quit Application" to be more clear.
We added the ability to "Share" scanned data. If you can something and we can bring you to a product page, when you share you will be sharing a link to the product page. When you scan something and we don't know what to do with it (not a product barcode) we let you share the raw scan.