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Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945: The Decision to Halt at the Elbe (Norton Essays in American History)
Behind this decision lay another. Whose forces would be the first to reach Berlin? General Dwight David Eisenhower, supreme commander of the British and American armies, chose to halt at the Elbe River and leave Berlin to the Red Army. Could he have beaten the Russians to Berlin? If so, why didn't he? If he had, would the Berlin question have arisen? Would Germany have bee...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published May 17th 2000 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published 1967)
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Stephen Edward Ambrose was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon. He received his Ph.D. in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.More about Stephen E. Ambrose...