Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War

De (autor) Mel Foster
en Limba Engleză CD-Audio – December 2009
In the Second World War, the United States, Great Britain, and Germany each produced one land-force commander who stood out from the rest: George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel. All were arrogant, publicity seeking, and personally flawed, yet each possessed a genius for command and an unrivaled enthusiasm for combat. But their explosive relationships with one another rivaled the pyrotechnics of their tank battles in determining the conduct and outcome of the war. In the first book of its kind, historian Terry Brighton brings all three men "together" against a backdrop of the great armored battles of the war.Brighton dug through archives in England, Germany, and the United States to find new primary source material and interpretations of how these masters of battle sought the fight, despised the politics, and captured their own glory. Was Patton actually like George C. Scott's portrayal of him in Patton? Did Monty always steal thunder from Patton? How would the war have ended if Rommel had had more tanks? Brighton tackles these absorbing questions and more in a fascinating book that any student of history will savor.
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ISBN-13: 9781400114979
ISBN-10: 1400114977
Dimensiuni: 165 x 140 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Ediția: Completă


"Foster narrates the stories of these three men...with an energetic performance that is quite nuanced and expressive.... [He] allows the listener to completely enjoy the accounts of these amazing warriors." ---AudioFile

Notă biografică

Terry Brighton is a master historian and curator of the Queen's Royal Lancers Museum. He has also served as an Anglican priest in England, and he is the author of Hell Riders: The True Story of the Charge of the Light Brigade. He lives in England. Mel Foster has narrated over 150 audiobooks and has won several awards. Twice an Audie finalist for 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History by Charles Bracelen Flood and Finding God in Unexpected Places by Philip Yancey, he won for the latter title. He has also won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. Best known for mysteries, Mel has also narrated classic authors such as Thoreau, Nabokov, and Whitman.