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THE BURMA CAMPAIGN DISASTER INTO TRIUMPH 1942-45

McLynn, Frank

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ISBN 10: 0300171625 / ISBN 13: 9780300171624
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011. 1st printing, Fine/Very Good+/hardcover/book clean/complete dust jacket, Hardcover, 532pgs. The longest most punishing campaign fought by the British during the Second World War. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS032428I

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Title: THE BURMA CAMPAIGN DISASTER INTO TRIUMPH ...

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Book

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This book, in essence a quadruple biography, tells the story of the four larger-than-life Allied commanders whose lives collided in the Burma campaign, one of the most punishing and protracted military adventures of World War II. Ranging from 1942, when the British suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the Empire, through the crucial battles of Imphal and Kohima ("the Stalingrad of the East"), and on to ultimate victory in 1945, this account is vivid, brutal, and enthralling.

Frank McLynn opens a new window on the Burma Campaign, focusing on the interactions and antagonisms of its principal players: William Slim, the brilliant general commanding the British 14th Army; Orde Wingate, the ambitious and idiosyncratic commander of the Chindits, a British force of irregulars; Louis Mountbatten, one of Churchill's favorites, overpromoted to the position of Supreme Commander, S.E. Asia; and Joseph Stilwell ("Vinegar Joe"), a hard-line U.S. general, also a martinet and Anglophobe. McLynn draws careful portraits of each of these men, neglecting neither strengths nor flaws, and shows with new clarity how the plans, designs, and strategies of generals and politicians were translated into a hideous reality for soldiers on the ground.

About the Author:

Frank McLynn is a highly regarded historian who specializes in biographies and military history. He is the author of more than thirty books, including critically acclaimed biographies of Napoleon and Richard the Lionheart. He lives in Surrey, UK.

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