Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaigns Of France And Germany, 1944-45

Paperback | June 22, 1981

byRussell F. Weigley

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"The publication of Eisenhower's Lieutenants is an event of significance in American military writing.... admirable... clearly the product of exhaustive, painstaking research." -The New York Times Book Review

"... the best account we have of the World War II campaigns from Normandy to the Elbe." -American Historical Review

"... precisely informative and broadly rewarding." -Kirkus Reviews

"... an outstanding and highly recommended work." -Journal of American History

"... by the dean of American military historians... " -Washington Post Bookworld

CONTENTS
Preface

Part One: The Armies

Part Two: Normandy

Part Three: France

Part Four: The Disputed Middle Ground

Part Five: Germany

Epilogue
Notes and Sources
Index

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At the same time that the American army was preparing itself for this crucial test in European warfare, during the months of World War II preceding the 6th of June 1944, one of America's leading military historians was engaged in writing a history similar to the present work, but concerned with an American army of the nineteenth centur...

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"The publication of Eisenhower's Lieutenants is an event of significance in American military writing.... admirable... clearly the product of exhaustive, painstaking research." -The New York Times Book Review"... the best account we have of the World War II campaigns from Normandy to the Elbe." -American Historical Review"... precisely...

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At the same time that the American army was preparing itself for this crucial test in European warfare, during the months of World War II preceding the 6th of June 1944, one of America's leading military historians was engaged in writing a history similar to the present work, but concerned with an American army of the nineteenth centur...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 9.25 × 6.62 × 1.84 inPublished:June 22, 1981Publisher:Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: The Armies
1. The American Army
2. Weapons and Divisions
3. The View of the Far Shore
4. By Air and by Sea

Part Two: Normandy
5. The Beach
6. Cherbourg and Caumont
7. The Bocage
8. Cobra
9. The Crossroads South of Avranches

Part Three: France
10. The Short Envelopment
11. The Riviera the the Rhone
12. The Seine
13. The Meuse
14. The Twin Tyrants: Logistics...
15...and Time

Part Four: The Disputed Middle Ground
16. Holland
17. Attack in the Ardennes (I)
18. Lorraine (I)
19. The Reich Frontiers
20. Autumn Interlude
21. Lorraine (II)
22. Alsace
23. Huertgen Forest and Roer Plain
24. On the Eve of a Breakthrough
25. The Breakthrough
26. The Doctrinal Response
27. The Precarious Balance
28. The Battles of Christmastide
29. Attack in the Ardennes (II)
30. "Inadequate Means'

Part Five: Germany
31. The Eifel
32. Two Tumors Excised: Colmar and the Roer Dams
33. To the Rhine
34. The Crossing of the Rhine
35. Eastward from the Rhine
36. The Legions on the Rhine
37. The Ruhr
38. Berlin
39. The National Redoubt
40. The Elbe, the Moldau, and the Brenner Pass
Epilogue
Notes and Sources
Index

From Our Editors

At the same time that the American army was preparing itself for this crucial test in European warfare, during the months of World War II preceding the 6th of June 1944, one of America's leading military historians was engaged in writing a history similar to the present work, but concerned with an American army of the nineteenth century.