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Closing with the Enemy

Closing with the Enemy

How GIs Fought the War in Europe, 1944–1945

Author: Michael D. Doubler
Narrator: Mel Foster
Duration: 16:46:54

Closing with the Enemy picks up where D-Day leaves off. From Normandy through the "breakout" in France to the German army's last gasp in the Battle of the Bulge, Michael D. Doubler deals with the deadly business of war---closing with the enemy, fighting and winning battles, taking and holding territory. His study provides a provocative reassessment of how American GIs accomplished these dangerous and costly tasks. Doubler portrays a far more capable and successful American fighting force than previous historians---notably Russell Weigley, Martin Van Creveld, and S. L. A. Marshall---have depicted. True, the GIs weren't fully prepared or organized for a war in Europe and have often been viewed as inferior to their German opponent. But, Doubler argues, they more than compensated for this by their ability to learn quickly from mistakes, to adapt in the face of unforeseen obstacles, and to innovate new tactics on the battlefield. This adaptability, Doubler contends, was far more crucial to the American effort than we've been led to believe.

$94.99 Unit Price

ISBN: 9781616373481
SKU#: 13735
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2010
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Duration: 16:46:54
Language: English