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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Given this backdrop it must be said that Jeff Shaara has managed one fine trick – an uneven, plodding doorstop of a book that goes nowhere and takes its sweet time. The Rising Tide Jeff Shaara book reviews: In Sicily, the Allies attack their enemy with a barely tested weapon: It was a good read listen but once is enough for me.
Maybe it should have at least begun at the start of the war for the Americans?
I’m mixed on it. Just in case you were wondering. This book gide my impression. His narrative history is quite well written and flows nicely. Articles lacking sources from February All articles lacking sources All stub articles. This time the stage is World War II, but despite the scenery, the play itself is far from dramatic.
This is the first book I’ve read about the campaign in Africa. Shara does what he does. Maybe someone should have required reading like this as part of my high school curriculum because apparently historical fiction is A 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.
Perhaps Miss Swift can impart to this story the depth that is thus far eluding Mister Shaara. Jeff Shaara composes a very interest account of the battles in Sicily, Italy, and France forward from both an infantryman’s view and that of the leaders.
The Smoke at Dawn. A Chain of Thunder. Not just anyone can do this however, and Shaara, in the context of a different war and scope of activity, shows to me that he is a fine writer in his own right and worthy of investing the time to read.
I apologize to all of you Jeff Shaara fans out there but I tried. The perspective is a mixed blessing. Patton doesn’t like Monty, either. This book kept me entertained and I learned quite a bit about WW2. A new level of accomplishment from this already acclaimed author, The Rising Tide will leave readers eager for the next volume of this superb saga of the war that saved and changed the world.
It just wasn’t a lot of fun to do. It also covers Operation Husky in Italy. In the US makes its debut in the war against the Nazis by invading Morocco and Algeria, preparing to cut the Germans off during their retreat to the Tunisia stronghold. In North Africa, tank risinng unfold in a tapestry of dust and fire unlike any the world has ever seen.
I was excited to read this entire trilogy but I had to stop.
It was a good r I listened to this on Audible. However, he rounds the work out by not omitting the actual fighting men such as infantrymen, paratroopers and tank drivers. It’s the kind of historical fiction that makes history real and reminds the reader of its impact and how fascinating it is.
I couldn’t get past page That was pretty cool. Scott chew the scenery. More than an unprecedented and intimate portrait of those who waged this astonishing global war, The Rising Tide is a vivid gallery of characters both immortal and unknown: 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.
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Per the narrative it would also appear that the airborne were armed exclusively with carbines and submachine guns – not a single M1 rifle to be found. Apr 03, Michiel rated it really liked it Shelves: This article does not cite any sources.
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Matt rated riing liked it Shelves: Nov 07, Pages Buy. The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation’s most poignant chronicle of World War II. Novels by Jeff Shaara. A great read I love historical novels, the setting in real events of interest of course, why would they use uninteresting events?
Lists with This Book. No Less Than Victory. The entire book is filled with sentences of this exact same structure and I simply couldn’t stand it. Inthe sequel, The Last Full Measure, was published, with the same result: A fairly large book, I nonetheless devoured it in two risong and for the first time understand at least something about the command on both sides of the lines tidee the experience of the tank battalions in North Africa and eventually the invasion of Sicily and Italy, not to mention the tiee of the North African campaign to the success of the Allies in World War II.
The highest officials in the Allied command believe that the only way to take down Germany is by taking Italy out of the war. I recommend this book in any form. May 25, Tom rated it it was amazing.