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The Battle of Alamein - Turning Point, World War II (2002)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Non-Fiction
Subject Egypt - History, Military; El Alamein, Battle of, Egypt, 1942; World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Egypt
Publication Date 9/30/2002
Format Hardcover (9.4 x 6.1 mm)
Publisher Viking
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
In this superb history, two seasoned journalists unfold the decisive campaigns of the desert war that began with the Italian invasion of Egypt in September 1940 and ended with the mass surrender of Axis forces in Tunis in May 1943.Writing with great verve and style, John Bierman and Colin Smith create a stunning panorama peopled by some of the most glamorous, dangerous and mysterious figures in the war. At the center of this sweeping narrative stand two heroes, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the notorious "Desert Fox, " and the English Lieutenant General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery, whose showdown at the little Egyptian railway stop of El Alamein is one of the great moments in military history. Bierman and Smith have interviewed scores of survivors and tracked down hitherto overlooked primary sources to craft a historic narrative that reads like a novel. Here too is the remarkable true story of the shadowy Hungarian adventurer Laszlo Almasy, the prototype for the romantic English patientof Michael Ondaatje's novel.Triumphant tactical warfare, an exotic backdrop, wrenching personal conflicts both inside and between the armies
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Acquire Date 6/10/2010
Condition Very Good/Very Good
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Links Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification D766.9 .B54 2002
Dewey 940.5423
ISBN 9780670030408
Cover Price $32.95
No. of Pages 478
First Edition No
Rare No