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A Soldier's Story by Omar Nelson Bradley
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Mar 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: biography-memoir, usa, history, nonfiction, war, wwii
Read from June 30 to July 01, 2011

Many memoirs contain a degree of self-promotion. General Bradley's is a refreshing change from that. Military history is a notoriously imprecise field, with arguments and opinions changing and still being debated over a long period of time. However, one fact which many still believe is that Bradley is the comparatively calm 'voice of reason' of the Allied senior commanders in the European theaters, playing off the more tempramental personalities of Patton and Montgomery.

Bradley's memoirs are a thorough, detailed look at military operations, with a good slew of anecdotes thrown in. The maps are very useful for understanding the nature of the operations. Recommended for WW2 buffs.

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