Stock Image

Ardennes 1944 -- The Battle of the Bulge

Beevor, Antony

1,917 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0670025313 / ISBN 13: 9780670025312
Published by Viking, New York, 2015
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Books First (Washington, DC, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 18, 1998

Quantity Available: 3

Buy Used
Price: US$ 73.73 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

"On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his ¿last gamble¿ in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp and forcing the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. "The allies, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two Panzer armies.Panic spread even to Paris. While some American soldiers, overwhelmed by the German onslaught, fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance. The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the Eastern Front. In fact the Ardennes became the Western Front¿s counterpart to Stalingrad. There was terrible ferocity on both sides, driven by desperation and revenge, in which the normal rules of combat were breached. The Ardennes ¿ involving more than a million men ¿ would prove to be the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht. In this deeply researched work, with striking insights into the major players on both sides, Antony Beevor gives us the definitive account of the Ardennes offensive which was to become the greatest battle of World War II." Antony Beevor is justifiably recognized as one of the premier historians of World War II. His work is characterized by the clarity of his sweeping historical narrative, and his ability to bring to life different perspectives on epic confrontations. Several copies available, all UNREAD, in AS NEW condition in like DJ, Signed by Beevor on the full title page, some with signature only, some with signature and date. Bookseller Inventory # 151105

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Ardennes 1944 -- The Battle of the Bulge

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: B & W photographs and maps

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

The prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-DayStalingrad, and The Battle of Arnhem reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in this riveting new account
 
On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his ‘last gamble’ in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp and forcing the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back.

The allies, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. Belgian civilians abandoned their homes, justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While some American soldiers, overwhelmed by the German onslaught, fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance.
 
The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the Eastern Front. In fact the Ardennes became the Western Front’s counterpart to Stalingrad. There was terrible ferocity on both sides, driven by desperation and revenge, in which the normal rules of combat were breached. The Ardennes—involving more than a million men—would prove to be the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht.
 
In this deeply researched work, with striking insights into the major players on both sides, Antony Beevor gives us the definitive account of the Ardennes offensive which was to become the greatest battle of World War II.

About the Author:

Antony Beevor is the bestselling author of D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, which received the Royal United Services’ Institute Westminster Medal; The Battle for Spain, which received the La Vanguardia Prize; Paris After the Liberation 1944–1949; Stalingrad, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; and The Fall of Berlin 1945, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees’ Award. He is the recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. Beevor lives in England.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Books First: Collectable modern American,British and international literary first editions; mysteries and crime; fiction and non-fiction on Vietnam; travel and adventure; and a smattering of oldies, history, politics, culture, poetry and humor.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

*** NOW YOU CAN PAY DIRECTLY BY CREDIT CARD THROUGH PAYPAL.COM. SIMPLY CLICK ON
AND FOLLOW THE PROMPTS, USING MY EMAIL TO ADDRESS YOUR PAYMENT. Books may be
returned within five working days in same condition. Notice of intent to return
appreciated. Free postage for most media mail domestic orders. Heavier or
outsize books may require a premium charge for extra postage. First class, air or
overseas postage billed at cost. ou can pay by personal check, credit card or
money order in American dolla...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. I pay postage for all USA domestic orders via media mail, unless weight requires extra postage. I also supply tracking numbers for all domestic orders.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Cash PayPal