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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He talks to his staff. Thankfully we learn their names, lest they all run together into incoherence. But if you’re seriously interested, read Jff Atkinson’s histories, starting with An Army at Dawn, paralleling this volume, instead; they read like novels.

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Shaara evokes the agony of desert warfare and the utter chaos of an airborne assault. Be the first to discover new talent! With you-are-there immediacy, painstaking historical detail, and all-inclusive points of view, Shaara portrays the momentous and increasingly dramatic events that pulled America into the vortex of this monumental conflict.

I’ve read quite a few books about WW Jul 26, Dale rated it really liked it. Loved making the history come to life while shaaga the countries and peoples embattled.

But enough of that – back to the real war! I really like Shaara’s blend of history and character.

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For all the characters in this novel there are no people. We watch his mounting concern at Hitler’s growing mental instability. Here is an example of dialogue taken completely at random. Good thing the Italians have the resolve of wet toilet paper.


The preface, lengthy introduction and overall framework give it the feel of a book for young readers. Through unforgettable battle scenes in the unforgiving deserts of North Africa and the rugged countryside of Sicily, Shaara tells this story through the voices of this conflict’s most heroic figures, some familiar, some unknown.

Now he embarks upon his most ambitious epic, a trilogy about the military conflict that defined the twentieth century.


The review must be at least 50 characters long. Great historical fiction on the war in northern Africa and Italy; both parts of WWII that don’t get nearly as much attention as the Pacific theater shaxra the Tye invasion.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the German Afrika Korps, is the primary opponent and leads hundreds of advanced German tanks that were far more powerful than any Allied machinery. A God in Ruins. Shaara tackled this lesser known and vastly important battlefield, as opposed jff the more co Jeff Shaara provides another great installment into very entertaining and mostly accurate historical fiction.

He is, however, quite adept at changing ‘ammo clips’ on his Thompson submachine gun. At the same time, the Allies are planning an attack on the French Coast to invade Germany.

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As British and American forces strike into the “soft underbelly” of Hitler’s Fortress Europa, the new weapons of war come clearly into focus. With the exception of General Alexander, briefly, there is little detail of Churchill and Montgomery, two fising known characters in any case. The title should be at least 4 characters long.


On the whole, three stars out of five. About this title Audio Format.

Oct 11, Teri Pre rated it it was amazing Shelves: He never quite breaks the spell however although he pushes against it in places. From the Compact Disc edition. Atkinson manages to sidestep the pitfall that claimed Shaara – while the brass feature prominently he’s also far more adept at explaining the ‘big picture’ and one comes away with an understanding not only of what happened, but how.

Mar 15, Jimmie Aaron Kepler rated it really liked it Shelves: May 25, Tom rated it it was amazing.

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

However, he rounds the work out by not omitting the actual fighting men such as infantrymen, paratroopers and tank drivers. Monty wonders what Rommel’s doing. Trivia About The Rising Tide After some considerable soul-searching, Jeff decided to try to tackle the project himself.

Even so, the context is correct and the book gives coverage and insights into a neglected part of the war. This is a particularly easy criticism to make when the subject matter early on has drawn from the Civil War.

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