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andlt;bandgt;andlt;bigandgt;THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE FINAL OFFENSIVE AGAINST HITLER'S THIRD REICHandlt;/bigandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and marked the final defeat of Nazi Germany. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal battles, whose outcome would shape international politics for decades to come. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;The Last Battleandlt;/iandgt; is Cornelius Ryan's compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. As always, Ryan delves beneath the military and political forces that were dictating events to explore the more immediate imperatives of survival, where, as the author describes it, "to eat had become more important than to love, to burrow more dignified than to fight, to exist more militarily correct than to win." andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;The Last Battleandlt;/iandgt; is the story of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians, caught up in the despair, frustration, and terror of defeat. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.

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THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE FINAL OFFENSIVE AGAINST HITLER'S THIRD REICH

The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and marked the final defeat of Nazi Germany. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal battles, whose outcome would shape international politics for decades to come.

The Last Battle is Cornelius Ryan's compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. As always, Ryan delves beneath the military and political forces that were dictating events to explore the more immediate imperatives of survival, where, as the author describes it, "to eat had become more important than to love, to burrow more dignified than to fight, to exist more militarily correct than to win."

The Last Battle is the story of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians, caught up in the despair, frustration, and terror of defeat. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.

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Ryan's well-known ability to recreate the sights and sounds of war with breathtaking immediacy resounds in this portrait of the last Allied offensive against Hitler's Third Reich--the Battle for Berlin. 52 photos. 4 maps.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 541-551) and index.

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andlt;bandgt;Cornelius Ryanandlt;/bandgt; was born in 1920 in Dublin, Ireland, where he was raised. He became one of the preeminent war correspondents of his time, flying fourteen bombing missions with the Eighth and Ninth U.S. Air Forces and covering the D-Day landings and the advance of General Patton's Third Army across France and Germany. After the end of hostilities in Europe, he covered the Pacific War. In addition to his classic works andlt;Iandgt;The Longest Day, The Last Battleandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;A Bridge Too Farandlt;/iandgt;, he is the author of numerous other books, which have appeared throughout the world in 19 languages. Awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government in 1973, Mr. Ryan was hailed at that time by Malcolm Muggeridge as "perhaps the most brilliant reporter now alive." He died in 1976.

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strider_wilderness, April 21, 2011 (view all comments by strider_wilderness)
Cornelius Ryan, author of The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far, delivers his classic account of the last days of the war against Hitler's Germany. Ryan marshals individual anecdotes to illuminate the tragedy and humanity of one of history's epic battles. Fast paced and readable, The Last Battle is an essential acquisition for every WWII enthusiast, and great for the casual reader too.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684803296
Author:
Ryan, Cornelius
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Berlin, Battle of, 1945.
Subject:
Berlin, Battle of, Berlin, Germany, 1945
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v.23
Publication Date:
May 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
46 B-W PHOTOand#39;S T-O
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 26.985 oz

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"Synopsis" by , THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE FINAL OFFENSIVE AGAINST HITLER'S THIRD REICH

The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and marked the final defeat of Nazi Germany. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal battles, whose outcome would shape international politics for decades to come.

The Last Battle is Cornelius Ryan's compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. As always, Ryan delves beneath the military and political forces that were dictating events to explore the more immediate imperatives of survival, where, as the author describes it, "to eat had become more important than to love, to burrow more dignified than to fight, to exist more militarily correct than to win."

The Last Battle is the story of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians, caught up in the despair, frustration, and terror of defeat. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.

"Synopsis" by , Ryan's well-known ability to recreate the sights and sounds of war with breathtaking immediacy resounds in this portrait of the last Allied offensive against Hitler's Third Reich--the Battle for Berlin. 52 photos. 4 maps.
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