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MIGHTY ENDEAVOUR: THE AMERICAN WAR IN EUROPE


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”Almighty God—Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavour.” It was with these words that President Franklin D Roosevelt addressed the troops that were to mount the final assault on Nazi-dominated Europe on D-Day, 6th June 1944. The Mighty Endeavor is a sweeping history of American action in the European theatre in World War II, covering the entire scope of America’s effort ”to set free from Nazi tyranny a suffering humanity.” From the first landings at Casablanca straight through to the crossing of the Elbe River and V-E Day, this book tells the gripping stories of all the battles in which Americans took part. At its core are accounts of such dramatic episodes as Kasserine Pass, Salerno and Anzio, D-Day, the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, and the crossing of the Rhine. MacDonald’s sources include official US Army records and interviews with soldiers from the lowest ranks to top-level officers such as Generals Eisenhower and Bradley. Since its initial publication in 1969, The Mighty Endeavor has retained its reputation as the best one-volume history of the American war in Europe, a true classic of its kind. ”Mr. MacDonald has set out to make the war comprehensible—and succeeded: a rare and remarkable achievement.” — Barbara Tuchman ”No other military historian of World War II has Charles MacDonald’s insight into the inner workings of the American military establishment. No other book covers the entire European theatre so well. The Mighty Endeavour is an objective account, impeccably accurate, eminently fair and, just as important, always readable.” — John Toland ”Mr. MacDonald’s knowledge, perception, and insight, together with his narrative power and grace, are impressive. The best and most readable account to date, The Mighty Endeavor will be unsurpassed for many years to come.” — Martin Blumenson

  • AUTHOR: Macdonald, C
  • FORMAT: Pb
  • Code: 26371

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