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Bitter Woods: The Battle of the Bulge

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It was the greatest single battle the U.S. Army ever fought. More than a million GIs were involved and nearly 80,000 became casualties. The Allied generals had to rally beaten, dispirited troops in the face of an attack they had never dreamed possible. Hitler's daring , desperate plan was to penetrate the weakly held Ardennes and drive on to Antwerp, splitting the British and American forces (as he had split the British and French in 1940) and capturing the crucial port.

A study in command, from generals to squad leaders, The Bitter Woods follows von Runstedt, Dietrich, and of course, Hitler, as closely as the Americans. Besides being the son of the Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, author John Eisenhower was a West Point graduate, a retired Army brigadier general, and a military historian. He is uniquely qualified to tell how the Allied generals (nearly all of whom he knew personally) met Hitler's challenge in the greatest single battle the U.S. Army every fought. Softcover, 520 pages

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