The Rising Tide: A Novel of the Second World War. Jeff Shaara, Author. Ballantine $ (p) ISBN Buy *The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II* by Jeff Shaara, The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II Jeff Shaara Ballantine Paperback pages. May The first in a World War II trilogy forms a weak foundation for the series.

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Evidently the SS have been visiting his camp and pulling certain prisoners. I’m mixed on it. Sep 04, Pages Buy. Bell rated it did not like it.

Rise to Rebellion The Glorious Cause Nov 07, Minutes. He’s just as good as his Pulizer Prize winning father. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

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In this case, we focus primarily on Eisenhower, Patton, Rommel, a tank gunner, a German general and an American paratrooper. He flies to Germany again and argues with Hitler. And he does it so well, y A great read I love historical novels, the setting in real events of interest of course, why would they use uninteresting events?

Jwff the same time, the Allies are planning an attack on the French Coast to invade Germany.

In this Shaara fails to add any special depth or color; if anything, he makes cardboard cutouts of men who changed the world. Now he embarks upon his most ambitious epic, a trilogy about the military conflict that defined the twentieth century. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Therefore, Rommel would attack, whether or not he thought he and his men were actually ready, and this tactic usually resulted in a victory for Germany.


Inthe sequel, The Last Full Measure, was published, with the same result: The main characters are Erwin RommelDwight D. With the Old Breed.

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.

I recently finished the Harry Potter series and was looking for my next read. The Smoke at Dawn. Of course, I will still read the next two books. I enjoy the history.

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He brings out historical setting, context, and happenings through the lives of characters based on reality. With him go our hopes for the war story this is supposed to be. The majority of the historical fiction part of the book, among the Allied characters at least, is Shaara’s characters putting themselves into place to fight Rommell and setting the scene for the second book. Thankfully we learn their names, lest they all run together into incoherence.

Critics nationwide praised the book and Jeff’s writing ability, and the book was awarded the American Library Association’s Prestigious “Boyd Award”. In North Africa, tank battles unfold in a tapestry of dust and fire unlike any the world has ever seen. Shaara approaches most of his books with the docudrama format – a little bit of narrative history, a lot bit of historical fiction. Operation Avalanche is the codename for the invasion of Italy.

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It is through their eyes that the reader experiences the Desert campaign in North Africa as well as the invasion of Sicily and Italy by the allies.


Rommel shows up just long enough to be relieved of his command what’s left, anyway and flown to Germany. The perspective is a mixed blessing. Exhibit A is Eisenhower who comes across as a bit of a cardboard automaton who emotionlessly builds his strategy and executes on the way to final victory.

It was a good read listen but once is enough for me. The best part of Eisenhower’s presence? Jeff Shaara has something of a cross to bear in that he is the son of a Pulitzer prize winning author and has chosen to write in a similar genre and also, to utilize many of the literary devices of his father. Good thing the Italians have the resolve of wet toilet paper. I guess that’s the whole point that individual common soldiers are people like everyone else, with fears, hopes, and dreams.

The timeline runs from the North African campaign through the invasion of Sicily. The Killer Angels Michael Shaara.

After the critical and commercial success of the film, Jeff was approached about the possibility of continuing the story, finding someone to write a prequel and sequel to The Killer Angels. He flies to Germany, talks to Hitler, and flies back to Hhe. The other problem I had dealt with the way Shaara executed the dialogue between characters. Other books in the series.