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Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945
Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaigns of France and Germany, 19, by Weigley, Russell F.
Hardcover, 800 pages
Published June 1st 1981 by Indiana University Press
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The best "big picture" book I have read on the campaign in France and Germany. Covers many points that I was not familiar with ( for example, shortages of replacement troops for both the US and the British, shortages of munitions, and the many other issues of logistics). Very well written!
According to Tom Brokaw this was the greatest generation so by that definition, the generals must have been the greatest leaders! This is an attempt to replicate Douglas Southall Freeman book on Lee's Lieutenants for the WWII generals. In my opinion, the copy surpasses the original.
Sep 08, 2012 Mark Singer rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Old-fashioned military history at its best! This a detailed examination of operational command of Allied forces in northwest Europe in 1944 and 1945.
Russell Frank Weigley, PhD, was the Distinguished University Professor of History at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a noted military historian. His research and teaching interests centered on American and world military history, World War II, and the American Civil War. One of Weigley's most widely received contributions to research is his hypothesis of a specifically American ...moreMore about Russell F. Weigley...