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Title:
America's forgotten army : the story of the U.S. Seventh
Author:
Whiting, Charles, 1926-2007.
Publication Information:
Rockville Centre, NY : Sarpedon, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
216 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781885119605
Format :
Book

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Central Library D 769.26 7TH .W55 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This is the first complete account of the U.S. Seventh Army, which fought its way through Sicily and Southern France to the last Nazi stronghold in Bavaria. The desperate struggle to free Europe from the Nazi scourge was fought on many fronts, but never before has the story of America's Seventh Army been fully explored. Now bestselling author Charles Whiting tells the stories of the commanders-Patton, Truscott, Patch-and the 'average Joes' (including Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldierof the war), from their first battles in Sicily to their capture of Hitler's 'Eagle's Nest.' This important new book finally balances the record of U.S. fighting men in World War II.


Author Notes

Charles Whiting served with a reconnaisance outfit in WWII and has since become one of the premier historians of the war. Among his many best-selling works are Patton, The Last Assault, and Death on a Distant Frontier. He currently lives in York, England.


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