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Alex : The Life Of Field Marshal Earl Alexander Of Tunis

Nicolson , Nigel

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ISBN 10: 0689105525 / ISBN 13: 9780689105524
Published by Atheneum, New York, 1973
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
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Title: Alex : The Life Of Field Marshal Earl ...

Publisher: Atheneum, New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Buckram

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Unruffled in defeat, modest in success, Alex was the image of a great commander. The last British soldier to leave Dunkirk, he was also Montgomery's C-in-C at Alamein. Twice in Tunisia and northern Italy, he forced the surrender of an entire German Army Group, and he captured Rome. Nicolson analyzes Alexander's campaigns, describes his relations with Churchill and leading military commanders, and discusses many controversial topics of the day. Sportsman, athlete, painter and something of a dandy, Alexander's adventurous life took him from the front-line trenches of World War I to Ottawa as Governor-General of Canada from 1946-1952.

"A first rate biography of one of the most fascinating military men of the last century." (Sunday Telegraph)

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The biography's subject is the British WWII general known mostly for his hand in the defeat of General Rommel's Africa Corps. Howard's interpretation of the somewhat dry story furnishes a pleasant companion for history students. His narrative style maintains an even pace, and his momentum seems unhurried. The author provides the narrator with a little poetry to work with and a few quotes, but Howard avoids the opportunity to exploit them, even just a little, with changes of voice or inflection. The field marshal is portrayed as so perfect in every way that one wonders if he was really so godlike or whether some blemishes have been ignored. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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