The Mighty Endeavor: American Armed Forces in the European Theater in World War II by MacDonald, Charles B.

The Mighty Endeavor: American Armed Forces in the European Theater in World War II

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'Mr. MacDonald's knowledge, perception, and insight, together, with his narrative power and grace, are impressive. The best and most readable account to date, The Mighty Endeavor will be unsurpassed for many years to come' - Martin Blumenson

Covering such famous and dramatic episodes as the landing in North Africa, D-Day, the liberation of Paris and the Battle of the Bulge, The Mighty Endeavor tells the gripping story of American participation in World War II. Exploring the friction between American and European leaders, this riveting book also delves into the aerial war over Germany, the bombing of Dresden, and the final surrender of the Nazis.

His sources include U.S. Army records and interviews with non-commissioned officers, privates and other participants, such as General Eisenhower and General Bradley. He also has worked with extensive original documents and new sources, as well as relating his own experiences in the war as commander of an infantry rifle company.

Praise for The Mighty Endeavor:

'No other military historian of World War II has Charles MacDonald's insight into the inner workings of the American military establishment... The Mighty Endeavor is an objective account, impeccably accurate, eminently fair and, just as important, always readable' - John Toland

Charles B. MacDonald (1922-1990) rose to the rank of Captain of the 23rd Infantry of the 2nd Division. After the war, in which he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star, he became an official Army Historian, retiring as Deputy Chief Historian in 1979.

Author: Charles B. MacDonald
Publisher: Lume Books
Published: 06/18/2021
Pages: 532
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.47lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 1.19d
ISBN13: 9781839013379
ISBN10: 1839013370
BISAC Categories:
- History | Europe | Germany
- History | Military | World War II
- History | United States | 20th Century