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Bitter Victory: The Battle for Sicily, July - August, 1943

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Bitter Victory illuminates a chapter of World War II that has lacked a balanced, full-scale treatment until now. In recounting the second-largest amphibious operation in military history, Carlo D'Este for the first time reveals the conflicts in planning and the behind-the-scenes quarrels between top Allied commanders. The book explodes the myth of the Patton-Montgomery rivalry and exposes how Alexander's inept generalship nearly wrecked the campaign. D'Este documents in chilling detail the series of savage battles fought against an overmatched but brilliant foe and how the Germans—against overwhelming odds—carried out one of the greatest strategic withdrawals in history. His controversial narrative depicts for the first time how the Allies bungled their attempt to cut off the Axis retreat from Sicily, turning what ought to have been a great triumph into a bitter victory that later came to haunt the Allies in Italy.

Using a wealth of original sources, D'Este paints an unforgettable portrait of men at war. From the front lines to the councils of the Axis and Allied high commands, Bitter Victory offers penetrating reassessments of the men who masterminded the campaign. Thrilling and authoritative, this is military history on an epic scale.

About the Author

Carlo D'Este, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a distinguished military historian, is the author of the acclaimed biographies Patton: A Genius for War and Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life, among other books on World War II. He lives in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060576509
Subtitle:
The Battle for Sicily, 1943
Author:
D'este, Carlo
Author:
D'Este, Carlo
Author:
by Carlo DEste
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20081111
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.57 in 27.52 oz

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