Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives In World War II
“A band of brothers in an American tank . . . Makos drops the reader back into the Pershing’s turret and dials up a battle scene to rival the peak moments of Fury.”
—The Wall Street Journal
From the author of the international bestseller A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an ...more
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Not only do we follow the deadly combat of this tank crew but we also get to follow ...more
"We traversed the battlefields of the Third Reich—with the men who made history…in 2013. Clarence Smoyer and three other veterans traveled to Germany and allowed us to tag ...more
And one other thing:
The book does a great job personalizing the events from the perspective of the actual people who fought on both sides of the frontline.
The author met the surviving American and German veterans and even accompanied them in a truly touching and meaningful reunion at the actual site in Cologne where they fought 60 some years prior.
The sacrifices these men made, countered by their profound sense of personal responsibility meant that they carried ...more
It is a history of Eagle Company of the Third Armor Division nicknamed “Spearhead” because 3rd Armor and their death traps (also known as Sherman tanks) were the tip of the spear as the Allies raced ...more
The description provided by the publisher states that Spearhead is "the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner’s journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel—and forge an enduring bond with his enemy."
They could not be more accurate and succinct.
Initial Thoughts: I like ...more
Clarence Smoyer was a tank gunner in the 3rd Armored Division lead by General Rose. He came ashore in France 3 weeks after D-Day as a loader and was promoted to gunner in a Sherman tank in August. As the book opens, the 3rd Armored Division was laying ...more
Two weeks ago at the book signing in downtown Denver, I met the author and the WWII veteran featured in this amazing book.
9News advertised the book signing and invited everyone to come to Union station to meet Clarence and the author - so I went.
I am honored and proud that I was able to shake hands with both these men - and give the author one of my bookmarks.
I bought a copy of the book there, had it signed, and just finished reading it today.
The addition of pictures ...more
For my taste, the first half of "Spearhead" has a bit too much made-up ...more
One I will definitely read again at some point.
'Everyone gets the same tonight,' the guard said--commander's orders."
"Tell Clarence, in the next life, we will be comrades."
Wow! This book left me speechless. I want to start by saying that my grandfather was in the 3rd Armored Division during WWII, and I felt like I got to know him a little better by reading this book. Sadly, he died back in 2001, and not surprisingly, he didn't talk much ...more
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