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A Soldier's Story

Modern Library

By Omar N. Bradley

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Format: Paperback / softback, 688 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 July 1999
The memoirs of Omar Bradley 'The GI General', who surrounded by a sea of prima donnas during World War II, never stopped quietly learing his trade until he became, during the conquest of Germany in 1945, aguable the most progressive and important senior American commander in the European theater.

About the Author

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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"Superb history and literature...surpassed only by the magnificent volumes of Winston Churchill." -- The Saturday Review "A Soldier's Story tells, better than any other book of its kind to date, how the war in the European theater was fought and why it was fought that way." --A. J. Liebling, The New Yorker " Superb history and literature...surpassed only by the magnificent volumes of Winston Churchill." -- The Saturday Review " A Soldier's Story tells, better than any other book of its kind to date, how the war in the European theater was fought and why it was fought that way." --A. J. Liebling, "The New Yorker"

EAN: 9780375754210
ISBN: 0375754210
Publisher: Modern Library Inc
Dimensions: 23.34 x 15.67 x 3.58 centimetres (0.77 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Jacqueline Fung Wong on
 
This was my first memoir written by a soldier who had been through WWII, and it really does narrate the entire war in the European Theater as Bradley was in the thick of it. Invaluably, Gen. Bradley's personal insider account provides eyewitness reports of the strategic level of WWII battles--the problems they faced, how they came to critical decisions and, especially, the insights into the relationships between influential persons involved in the conflict. Do not take all his words as gospel truth though, because as a memoir it IS biased towards the writer. Very amusingly, bad turns in the war were either: not his fault, against his advice, or decisions he made that he would have made the same way if given the chance to try again. The figure that fascinated me the most in this book, however, has to be General Patton. Although his flaws are not hidden (the intro even explicitly states the author would be frank about his flaws), Patton gives the impression of a tough patriot with a genius and love of battle, which intrigued me more than either any other WWII general. It was this memoir that first sparked my interest in getting to know the man known as "Blood & Guts".

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