The Rising Tide: A Novel of the Second World War. Jeff Shaara, Author. Ballantine $ (p) ISBN Buy *The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II* by Jeff Shaara, The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II Jeff Shaara Ballantine Paperback pages. May The first in a World War II trilogy forms a weak foundation for the series.
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The title should be at least 4 characters long. Views Read Edit View history. Critics nationwide praised the book and Jeff’s writing ability, and the book was tidw the American Library Association’s Prestigious “Boyd Award”. This book cemented my impression.
It also covers Operation Husky in Italy.
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Historical fiction is not an easy genre. Entire libraries have been written on the varying generals of both sides, their quirks, successes, and failures.
But the invasion of Italy was slightly disappointing. Getting to know the characters, at times I often felt sorry for the G I really enjoyed this book. Related Links Contact us about speaking engagements with Jeff Irsing.
Something about June and crossing the English Channel, which is an impressive degree of foresight given the landings in Northwest Europe are the better part of a year distant. Sep 04, Pages.
The Rising Tide
Jul 23, Warren rated it really liked it. As a starter its a good yarn filed with little known historical data about some of the best known Allied and Axis figures of the times.
With the Old Breed. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, shaqra of the German Afrika Korps, is the primary opponent and leads hundreds of advanced German tanks that were far more powerful than any Allied machinery. In North Africa, tank battles unfold in a tapestry of dust and fire unlike any the world has ever seen.
Seems keff, but there’s not much time to develop any weight or significance before some liberating friendlies show up at the front gate.
Shaara tackled this lesser known and vastly important battlefield, as opposed to the more co Jeff Shaara provides another great installment into very entertaining and mostly accurate historical fiction. But if you’re seriously interested, read Rick Atkinson’s histories, starting with An Shaarq at Dawn, paralleling this volume, instead; they read like novels.
Nov 07, Minutes Buy. I listened to this on Audible. With that in mind I was ecstatic to find a title that purported to cover a sadly neglected portion of the war effort.
Matt rated it liked it Shelves: It was a good read listen but once is enough for me. Rommel shows up just long enough to be relieved of his command what’s left, anyway and flown to Germany. A Blaze of Glory. The action is very good, but there is not a lot of action – just a few pages in the Africa Campaign and some very solid stuff from the Sicily campaign.
It’s the kind of historical fiction that makes history real and reminds the reader of its impact and how fascinating it is. Listening to the audio version with its abridgment to that form, I have to comment as well on the performance of the reader Larry Pine.
With you-are-there immediacy, painstaking historical detail, and all-inclusive points of view, Shaara portrays the momentous and increasingly dramatic events that pulled America into the vortex of this monumental conflict.
No Less Than Victory. On occasion a written record exists but risnig, it does not. And he does it so well, you become invested in he characters and their personalities, at least the American participants.
Given this backdrop it must be said that Jeff Shaara has managed one fine trick – an uneven, plodding doorstop of a book that goes nowhere and takes its sweet time.