0000000000000 0000000000 0000000000000
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Ed Ruggero is the author of Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943 and Duty First: A Year in the Life of West Point and the Making of American Leaders. He was an infantry officer in the United States Army for eleven years and is an experienced keynote speaker on leadership development. He lives in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.From Publishers Weekly:
Ruggero retraces the course of the storied 82nd Airborne Division as it jumped into occupied France on the night before June 6, 1944, in this vivid and often intimate account. Focusing on "those crucial first three days in France," he portrays the chaotic, often frantic fight, led by Maj. Gen. Matt Ridgway and Brig. Gen. Jim Gavin, to secure the critical roads and bridges leading to Utah Beach in order to prevent a German counterattack. Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower knew the dangers inherent in putting lightly armed paratroopers behind enemy lines—casualties were projected at 70%—but approved the operation since he believed the paratroopers were crucial to the assault. Despite missed drop zones, scattered units, lost equipment and fierce German resistance, the 82nd pulled together ad hoc units and proceeded to accomplish its mission with skill and uncommon valor. Relying on memoirs, histories and especially interviews with campaign veterans, Ruggero, a former infantry officer, draws on his skills as a novelist (The Academy) and historian (Combat Jump) to deliver a moving portrait of the service and sacrifices of the U.S. Army's first airborne division. (June 1)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harper, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060731281
Book Description Harper 2006-06-13, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060731281 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0060731281
Book Description U.S.A.: Harper, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition... 10078 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 695B
Book Description Harper, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060731281
Book Description Harper, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060731281
Book Description Harper, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-002-18-3352003
Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060731281 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1020275
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800607312811.0