A Soldier's Story

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Random House Publishing Group, May 4, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 618 pages
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D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victory - Omar Bradley, the "GI General," was there for every major engagement in the European theater. A Soldier's Story is the behind-the-scenes eyewitness account of the war that shaped our century: the tremendous manpower at work, the unprecedented stakes, the snafus that almost led to defeat, the larger-than-life personalities and brilliant generals (Patton, Eisenhower, Montgomery) who masterminded it all. One of the two books on which the movie Patton was based, A Soldier's Story is a compelling and vivid memoir from the greatest military tactician of our time.

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User Review  - Jim Gallen - Goodreads

Omar Bradley is one of those crucially important soldiers whose fame is limited by their non-self promoting nature and the fact that they never held the top command. Nonetheless they were eyewitnesses ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joe Machado - Goodreads

I'd reccommend this volume to anyone whose only knowledge of WWII in the European theater comes from the popular works of Stephen Ambrose, and the like. It will be familiar enough, and has greater depth. Read full review

Contents

Summons to the Normandy Invasion
1
Sicilian Hub and Roadnet
2
Overseas
12
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Omar N. Bradley was born in Clark, Missouri, on February 12, 1893. He was the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and only the fourth American to rise to the rank of five-star general. He died on April 8, 1981, and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

Caleb Carr is the bestselling author of the novels The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness, as well as a critically acclaimed biography of an American mercenary, The Devil Soldier. He writes frequently on military history for The New York Times and MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, where he is a contributing editor.

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