September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far (Paperback)

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    John C. McManus earned a Ph.D. in American History and Military History from the University of Tennessee, where he served as assistant director of the Center for the Study of War and Society, helping oversee a project collecting the firsthand stories of American veterans of World War II. He is currently associate professor of U.S. military history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, where he teaches courses on the Civil War, World War II, Vietnam, U.S. Military History, and Modern American Combat Experience. He also currently serves as the official historian for the United States Army’s Seventh Infantry Regiment.
    Acclaimed historian John C. McManus explores World War II’s most ambitious invasion, Operation Market Garden, an immense, daring offensive to defeat Nazi Germany before the end of 1944.

    August 1944 saw the Allies achieve more significant victories than in any other month over the course of the war. The Germans were in disarray, overwhelmed on all fronts. Rumors swirled that the war would soon be over.

    On September 17, the largest airborne drop in military history commenced over Holland?including two entire American divisions, the 101st and the 82nd. Their mission was to secure key bridges at such places as Son, Eindhoven, Grave, and Nijmegen until British armored forces could relieve them. The Germans, however, proved much stronger than the Allies anticipated. In eight days of ferocious combat, they mauled the airborne, stymied the tanks, and prevented the Allies from crossing the Rhine.

    September Hope conveys the American perspective like never before, through a vast array of new sources and countless personal interviews to create a truly revealing portrait of this searing human drama.


    Includes Photographs

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    ISBN 9780451239891
    Genre HISTORY / Military / World War II
    Format Paperback
    Pages 501
    Publisher Date 2013-06-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Berkley Caliber
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The American Side of a Bridge Too Far
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors McManus, John C.
    Country of Origin United States

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