The Sword of St. Michael: The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II (Google eBook)
The 82nd Airborne Division spent more time in combat than any other American airborne unit of World War II, and its fierce battlefield tenacity earned it the reputation of one of the finest divisions in the world. Yet no comprehensive history of the 82nd during World War II exists today. The Sword of St. Michaelcorrects this significant gap in the literature, offering a lively narrative and thoroughly researched history of the famous division.
Author Guy LoFaro, himself a distinguished officer of the division, interweaves the voices of soldiers at both ends of the chain of command, from Eisenhower to the lowest private. Making extensive use of primary sources, LoFaro offers a work of insightful analysis, situating the division's exploits in a strategic and operational context.
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I stayed up late last night to read as much as I could before I had to turn this back to the public library. I read until page 493. I enjoyed the personal accounts combined with the "history book like ...
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This is an excellent book, but you've gotta know what you're getting into. It's long, it's detailed and it's way more of a "military history" kind of book than a "popular military history" kind of ... Read full review
The Sword of St. Michael: The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II.
Guy Anthony LoFaro
Limited preview - 2007
A SUNDAY DRIVE IN AN AIRPLANE
THE GERMANS WERE EVERYWHERE
THE FINEST DIVISION IN THE WORLD TODAY
EVEN THE GODS WERE WEEPING
YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE SURVIVORS
TO TURN THE TIDE
SINGING THE BLUES ABOUT THE RIGHT FLANK
MAKING MONKEYS OUT OF THE GERMANS
TAKING OFF FOR THE GATES OF HELL
A TERRIBLE AND HANDSOME SIGHT
ALLES KAPUTT THE AMERICANS ARE KILLING EVERYBODY
YOU CROSSED THAT CAUSEWAY
CANT ANYTHING STOP THOSE MEN?
A LASTING AND FIRM FAITH IN THE AIRBORNE
WELL NEED TWO DIVISIONS TO DO THAT
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The Sword of St. Michael: The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II
Limited preview - 2011