A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It (Dell World War II Library)

  • Title: A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It (Dell World War II Library)
  • Author: Gerald Astor
  • ISBN: 9780440215745
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Blood Dimmed Tide The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It Dell World War II Library Drawing on firsthand accounts by survivors of the bloody Battle of the Bulge diaries letters and official documents this study describes the events of the campaign hardships faced by the soldiers
    Drawing on firsthand accounts by survivors of the bloody Battle of the Bulge, diaries, letters, and official documents, this study describes the events of the campaign, hardships faced by the soldiers, the battle s horrifying costs, and the controversy surrounding the campaign.

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    About Gerald Astor


    1. Gerald Morton Astor, a native of New Haven, grew up in Mount Vernon, N.Y After his Army service in the Second World War, he received a bachelor s degree from Princeton He was the picture editor of Sports Illustrated in its early years and worked as an editor for Sport magazine, Look, The Saturday Evening Post and Time.Besides his accounts of the Battle of the Bulge and the air war in Europe, Mr Astor wrote of World War II in books including The Greatest War Americans in Combat, 1941 1945, June 6, 1944 The Voices of D Day, Operation Iceberg The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II and biographies of Maj Gen Terry Allen, a leading combat commander in both North Africa and Europe, and the Nazi medical experimenter Dr Josef Mengele.He also wrote The Right to Fight A History of African Americans in the Military and Presidents at War, an account of presidents evolving assertion of authority to take military action in the absence of a Congressional declaration of war.Mr Astor edited The Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book and wrote a biography of the heavyweight champion Joe Louis, And a Credit to His Race He collaborated with Anthony Villano, a former F.B.I agent who recruited informants from the Mafia, in Brick Agent.


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    1. Gerald Astor has done a masterful job of weaving together personal recollections from the different sides in the Battle of the Bulge. I really enjoy history that mixes context with oral history of the participants. Stories of the rank-and-file are always interesting. In one such example, Lt. General Bradley came up to the line and was miffed when the soldier didn't accord the proper respect with a salute and told him so. The soldier replied that with all the German snipers around, any saluting m [...]

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    2. This book first came out in 1992 and I am now reading a reissued copy. I found this book to be an excellent description of events of the Battle. The author gives you information from the German side and how most of the Generals were against this assault and that that it would fail. You also of course get the American side, but the difference is you are hearing for the soldiers from the private to the sergeant. First on why they enlisted and then how they became attached the unit they were with. [...]

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    3. Some episodes of history are more than unforgettable, they are thrilling every time one thinks of them. One such is the battle of the bulge, when the allied forces were further out than could be logistically supported and German forces unexpectedly turned around to strike back, and the allies were surrounded on almost all sides with almost no option but to surrender or be massacred - and yet the commander famously replied "nuts" to the proposal of surrender from the Germans, barely taking the ci [...]

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    4. This is the story of the Battle of the Bulge as told by men who fought it. Most of the tellers of the tale are American with a few Germans mixed in. The reader gets to read brief biographies of the men before the war, their times in the war, and after the war. It is captivating reading about people who were, for the most part, ordinary citizens who were thrust into an extraordinary situation.

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    5. Gerald Astor put together a very readable account of the Battle of the Bulge in A Blood-Dimmed Tide using many accounts, diaries, and letters of participants supplemented with other volumes written about the battle. This edition is an electronic version of the 1992 edition. If you have not read the original, or want to reread it on a mobile device, now is your chance!

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    6. As a long time fan of World War II history, this book is quite simply the best book I've read on the subject of Americans fighting Nazis. The book chronicles accounts from the lowliest private to General George S. Patton's take on Nazi Germany's last ditch effort to assault the Allies during the winter of 1944-1945.

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    7. Very good book on the Battle of the Bulge. The author includes a lot of eyewitness accounts and really gives a feel for this battle.

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    8. The chapter (4) on 17 y/o Lt. Lyle Bouck and his single platoon effectively stalling the whole German offensive for 24 hours is a remarkable story and is retold here quite well.

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    9. First read in about 2009

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