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The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II– book review

The resourcefulness of risihg men in the field and how they learn to work together shines through in this part of the book. Small mercies, I suppose. Whenever I read his work I often get immersed to the point that Thd feel that I am almost there. We watch his mounting concern at Hitler’s growing mental instability. I am sure that for the majority of readers these points will be of little issue.

Mar 17, Malcolm rated it it was amazing. Nov 07, Minutes. In this Shaara fails to add any special depth or color; if anything, he makes sgaara cutouts of men who changed tne world. The other problem I had dealt with the way Shaara executed the dialogue between characters. Shaara’s writing makes you feel like you’re right there with the troops, and brings to life all the hurdles the U. As battles rage along the coasts of the Mediterranean, the momentum of the war begins to shift, setting the stage for the massive invasion of France, at a seaside resort called Normandy.

The fictional characters present the front line soldiers perspective while the factual characters present the planning and leadership view. Jul 27, Sanklo rated it it was amazing. Helmet for My Pillow. But yhe Dwight Eisenhower who orchestrated the Normandy landings was years away yet.


I’m mixed on it. Really love Jeff Shaara’s writing shaada how he tells you what the characters are feeling and thinking. Jun 30, Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dirty krauts gotta ruin everything. I was excited to read this entire trilogy but I had to stop.

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Articles lacking sources from February All articles lacking sources All stub articles. Dec 05, Susan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I apologize to all of you Jeff Shaara fans out there but I tried.

Two years later, Jeff th his third novel, Gone For Soldiers, which followed many familiar Civil War characters back to their experiences in the Mexican-American War of the ‘s. Please provide an email address. Somehow I thought it was going to begin earlier, even the invasion of Poland by the Germans.

It’s the kind of historical fiction that makes history real and reminds the reader of its impact and how fascinating it is. The Smoke at Dawn. Too bad there’s still some German tanks in the neighborhood.

Eisenhower, whose tireless efficiency helped win the war; his subordinates, clashing in both style and personality, from George Patton and Mark Clark to Omar Bradley ejff Bernard Montgomery. I wasn’t really appreciative of how much work must have gone into this until the character Montgomery arrived on the scene with a distinctive English lisp.

Added by 2 of our members. Shaara evokes the agony of desert warfare and the utter chaos of an airborne assault.

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I jef enjoyed this book. Jul 09, William J. We appreciate your feedback. Feb 27, Tim rated it really liked it. From the Compact Disc edition. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Even so, the context is correct and the book gives coverage and insights into a neglected part of the war. Pine does his homework and it makes the rendering come to life that any listener should appreciate.


Yes there’s a formula to it in Shaara’s work that is very familiar and identifiable. Maybe someone should have required reading like this as part of my high school curriculum because apparently historical fiction is Tie fairly large book, I nonetheless devoured it in two days and for the first time understand at least something about the command on both sides of the lines and the experience of the tank battalions in North Africa and eventually the invasion of Sicily and Italy, not to mention the importance of the North African campaign to the success of the Allies in World War II.

Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! Jeff Shaara has something of a cross to bear in that he is the son of a Pulitzer prize winning author risng has chosen to write in a similar genre sbaara also, to utilize many of the literary devices of his father.

Somehow our airborne quasi-protagonist survives, and for no particular reason this makes him a jsff. Thankfully we learn their names, lest they all run together into incoherence. He’s just as good as his Pulizer Prize winning father.

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Entire libraries have been written on the varying generals of both sides, their quirks, successes, and failures. Mar 15, Jimmie Aaron Kepler rated it really liked it Shelves: I couldn’t get past tge But I never would have considered reading a full book.

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