The rising tide: a novel of World War II
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This is Jeff Shaara at his best, giving us another superb [and] historically grounded novel of one of the most dramatic struggles of World War II.”—George McGovernUtilizing the voices of the conflict’s most heroic figures, some immortal and some unknown, Jeff Shaara tells the story of America’s pivotal role in World War II: fighting to hold back the Japanese conquest of the Pacific while standing side-by-side with her British ally, the last hope for turning the tide of the war against Germany. As British and American forces strike into the soft underbelly of Hitler’s Fortress Europa, the new weapons of war come clearly into focus.In North Africa, tank battles unfold in a tapestry of dust and fire unlike any the world has ever seen. In Sicily, the Allies attack their enemy with a barely tested weapon: the paratrooper. As battles rage along the coasts of the Mediterranean, the momentum of the war begins to shift, setting the stage for the Battle of Normandy. The first book in a trilogy about the military conflict that defined thetwentieth century, The Rising Tide is an unprecedented and intimate portrait of those who waged this astonishing global war.Praise for The Rising Tide“[A] sprawling tale thoroughly researched and told withmeticulous detail . . . All that’s missing is the smell of gunpowder.”—MSNBC online“Masterful.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)“The Rising Tide imparts the actual sights, sounds and dialogue from the grounds of 1940s Sicily and North Africa.”—New York Daily News
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|Grouping Title||rising tide|
|Grouping Author||jeff shaara|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
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|Last Indexed||2020-09-30 06:10:20AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780345461414|
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|display_description||A modern master of the historical novel, Jeff Shaara has painted brilliant depictions of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War I. Now, The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation's most poignant chronicle of World War II.|
Through unforgettable battle scenes in the unforgiving deserts of North Africa, into the "soft underbelly" of Hitler's Fortress Europa, and as battles rage along the coasts of the Mediterranean, The Rising Tide is a vivid gallery of characters both immortal and unknown. From tank driver to paratrooper to the men who gave the commands, Shaara's stirring portrayals bring the heroic and the tragic to life in brilliant detail.
A new level of accomplishment from this already acclaimed author, The Rising Tide will leave listeners eager for the next volume of this superb saga of the war that saved and changed the world.
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|series||World War II novels|
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Sicily -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- North Africa -- Fiction
|title_display||The rising tide : a novel of World War II|
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The rising tide : a novel of World War II / Jeff Shaara
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|title_sub||a novel of World War II|
World War, 1939-1945