The Steel Wave
A Novel of World War II
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's No Less Than Victory.
Jeff Shaara, America’s premier author of military historical fiction, brings us the centerpiece of his epic trilogy of the Second World War.
General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitler’s European fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery, must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully confront the might of Adolf Hitler’s forces, who have already conquered Western Europe. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel fortifies and prepares for the coming invasion, acutely aware that he must bring all his skills to bear on a fight his side must win. But Rommel’s greatest challenge is to strike the Allies on his front, while struggling behind the lines with the growing insanity of Adolf Hitler, who thwarts the strategies Rommel knows will succeed.
Meanwhile, Sergeant Jesse Adams, a no-nonsense veteran of the 82nd Airborne, parachutes with his men behind German lines into a chaotic and desperate struggle. And as the invasion force surges toward the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry Division faces the horrifying prospects of fighting his way ashore on a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders anticipate–Omaha Beach.
From G.I. to general, this story carries the reader through the war’s most crucial juncture, the invasion that altered the flow of the war, and, ultimately, changed history.
Publishers Weekly Review
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This is one of the best books I've ever read about WW2 books this is a must buy
Great historic novel on Normandy invasion!! I am about to order the other books in this trilogy. Great read.
Moving and enlightening
Ths book gives incredible insight into the minds and hearts of some of the toughest men engaged in one of the world's ugliest wars. The emotions and frustrations of both the Allies and the Germans provides the reader with an understanding of the gut wrenching devastation to the minds, bodies, and souls of both sides of the war machines. Captivating and engrossing.