EISENHOWER'S ARMIES: THE AMERICAN-BRITISH ALLIANCE DURING WORLD WAR II by Niall Barr
Eisenhower's Armies: The American-British Alliance During World War II by Niall Barr
The Anglo-American relationship from 1941 - 1945 proved to be the most effective military alliance in history. Yet there were also constant tensions and disagreements that threatened to pull the alliance apart. Based on considerable archival research on both sides of the Atlantic, this book considers the breadth and depth of the relationship from high-level strategic decisions and the rivalries and personalities of the commanders to the ordinary soldiers who fought alongside one another. The narrative also looks back and demonstrates how the legacy of previous experience shaped the decisions of the war.
Eisenhower's Armies is the story of two very different armies learning to live, work, and fight together even in the face of serious strategic disagreements. The book is also a very human story about the efforts of the many individuals who worked -- and argued -- together to defeat Hitler's Germany. In highlighting the cooperation,tensions, and disagreements inherent in this military alliance, this work shows that Allied victory was far from pre-ordained and proves that the business of making the alliance work was vital for eventual success.
Thus this dynamic new history provides a fresh perspective on many of the controversies and critical strategic decisions of World War II. As such, this book provides expert analysis of the Anglo-American military alliance as well as new insights into the "special relationship" of the twentieth century.
Pegasus Books, Hardcover, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 2015
THIS IS A BRAND NEW BOOK WITH LITTLE OR NO SHELFWEAR.