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Liberator One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

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ISBN-10: 0307887995

ISBN-13: 9780307887993

Edition: N/A

Authors: Alex Kershaw

List price: $34.00
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The true story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War: the battlefield odyssey of a maverick U.S. Army officer and his infantry unit as they fought for over five hundred days to liberate Europe - from the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau.   From July 10, 1943, the date of the Allied landing in Sicily, to May 8, 1945, when victory in Europe was declared – the entire time it took to liberate Europe – no regiment saw more action, and no single platoon, company, or battalion endured worse, than the ones commanded by Felix Sparks, who had entered the war as a greenhorn second lieutenant of the 157th “Eager for Duty” Infantry Regiment of the 45th…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Prologue: The Graves
The Dust Bowl
The West
Off to War
Italy
Sicily
The Race for Messina
Mountain Country
Anzio
Danger Ahead
Hell Broke Loose
A Blood-Dimmed Tide
The Battle of the Caves
Crossing the Line
The Bitch-Head
The Breakout
Rome
France
Day 401
The Champagne Campaign
The Vosges
Germany
Black December
The Breaking Point
Defeat
The River
The Siegfried Line
Cassino on the Main
Downfall
The Heart of Darkness
The Day of the Americans
The Hounds of Hell
The Coal Yard
The Linden Incident
The Long Day Closes
Last Battles
The Last Days
Victory in Europe
Peace Breaks out
The Last Battle
Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index