The Sword of St. Michael: The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II (Hardcover)

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    The 82nd Airborne Division spent more time in combat than any other American airborne unit of World War II, and its fierce battlefield tenacity earned it the reputation of one of the finest divisions in the world. Yet no comprehensive history of t...

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    Guy LoFaro is an 82nd Airborne Division combat veteran and former West Point history professor. He lives in Atlanta.
    The 82nd Airborne Division spent more time in combat than any other American airborne unit of World War II, and its fierce battlefield tenacity earned it the reputation of one of the finest divisions in the world. Yet no comprehensive history of the 82nd during World War II exists today. The Sword of St. Michaelcorrects this significant gap in the literature, offering a lively narrative and thoroughly researched history of the famous division.

    Author Guy LoFaro, himself a distinguished officer of the division, interweaves the voices of soldiers at both ends of the chain of command, from Eisenhower to the lowest private. Making extensive use of primary sources, LoFaro offers a work of insightful analysis, situating the division's exploits in a strategic and operational context.

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    ISBN 9780306820236
    Genre HISTORY / Military / World War II
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 746
    Publisher Date 2011-08-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Da Capo Pr
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 6.75 in
    Thickness 2.25 in
    Unit weight 2.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Lofaro, Guy

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