[¾ No Less Than Victory || Ð PDF Read by ✓ Jeff Shaara] #2020


  • Title: No Less Than Victory
  • Author: Jeff Shaara
  • ISBN: 9780345497925
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover

  • No Less Than Victory By Jeff Shaara No Less Than Victory is the crowning achievement in master storyteller Jeff Shaara s soaring World War II trilogy, revealing the European war s unforgettable and harrowing final act After the success of the Normandy invasion, the Allied commanders are buoyantly confident that the war in Europe will be over in a matter of weeks, that Hitler and his battered army have no oNo Less Than Victory is the crowning achievement in master storyteller Jeff Shaara s soaring World War II trilogy, revealing the European war s unforgettable and harrowing final act.After the success of the Normandy invasion, the Allied commanders are buoyantly confident that the war in Europe will be over in a matter of weeks, that Hitler and his battered army have no other option than surrender But despite the advice of his best military minds, Hitler will hear no talk of defeat In mid December 1944, the Germans launch a desperate and ruthless counteroffensive in the Ardennes forest, utterly surprising the unprepared Americans who stand in their way Through the frigid snows of the mountainous terrain, German tanks and infantry struggle to realize Hitler s goal divide the Allied armies and capture the vital port at Antwerp The attack succeeds in opening up a wide gap in the American lines, and for days chaos reigns in the Allied command Thus begins the Battle of the Bulge, the last gasp by Hitler s forces that becomes a horrific slugging match, some of the most brutal fighting of the war As American commanders respond to the stunning challenge, the German spear is finally blunted.Though some in the Nazi inner circle continue the fight to secure Germany s postwar future, the F hrer makes it clear that he is fighting to the end He will spare nothing not even German lives to preserve his twisted vision of a Thousand Year Reich But in May 1945, the German army collapses, and with Russian troops closing in, Hitler commits suicide As the Americans sweep through the German countryside, they unexpectedly encounter the worst of Hitler s crimes, the concentration camps, and young GIs find themselves absorbing firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust.Presenting his riveting account through the eyes of Eisenhower and Patton and the young GIs who struggle face to face with their enemy, and through the eyes of Germany s old soldier, Gerd von Rundstedt, and Hitler s golden boy, Albert Speer, Jeff Shaara carries the reader on a journey that defines the spirit of the soldier and the horror of a madman s dreams.
    Jeff Shaara
    Jeff Shaara, a descendant of Italian immigrants, was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey Shaara was originally spelled Sciarra He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Criminology From age 16, Jeff operated a rare coin business, first out of his home, then in a retail store After moving to Tampa, Jeff became one of the most widely known coin and precious metals dealers in Florida In 1988, Jeff s father, Michael Shaara, died, and Jeff made the decision to sell his business, and take over the management of his father s estate.Onboard the Guided Missile Destroyer USS Mustin in the Persian Gulf.In 1993, the motion picture Gettysburg was released, which was based on his father s classic novel, The Killer Angels 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 After some considerable soul searching, Jeff decided to try to tackle the project himself The decision was difficult in many ways, but most challenging because Jeff had no previous experience as a writer.In 1996, Ballantine Books published Jeff s first novel, Gods and Generals, the prequel to his father s great work Gods and Generals leapt onto the New York Times Bestseller List, and remained there for fifteen weeks Critics nationwide praised the book and Jeff s writing ability, and the book was awarded the American Library Association s Prestigious Boyd Award No one was surprised than Jeff himself In 1998, the sequel, The Last Full Measure, was published, with the same result thirteen weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, and universal praise from critics and fans nationwide Two years later, Jeff published his third novel, Gone For Soldiers, which followed many familiar Civil War characters back to their experiences in the Mexican American War of the 1840 s Received with much critical acclaim, the book became Jeff s third bestseller.

    No Less Than Victory By Jeff Shaara

    Commentaires:

    Mr. Matt
    No Less Than Victory brings Shara s trilogy about the US experience in WW2 Europe to a close And I have to admit I was wrong The book was better than I had expected After the last book I was ready for a let down In the previous book, The Steel Wave, Germany was still game Rommel was still Rommel and the allies had yet to unleash their titanic assault on the Normandy beaches By the end of that book so much had been resolved Rommel was dead, D Day was a success for the allies, and the German High [...]

    Steven Peterson
    From the Battle of the Bulge to the end of the war against Germany Jeff Shaara here completes his World War II trilogy His method is by now familiar He takes a series of people and uses their view of the action as his narrative device The strength A personal view of the war The weakness We can only see the war through the eyes of those characters.And who are the major characters On the American side, Generals Eisenhower and Patton, for instance, whereas we see German commanders such as Gerd von [...]

    Jonah Miller
    I know the author s purpose in writing this book was to inform and educate This book was great it explained in great detail the turmoil of German and American soldiers during WWII by the author of No Less than VICTORY , Jeff Shaara, even though he interviewed veterans of this great war and specific operations and first person accounts in his book, everything explained in this book was fictitious as advertised in the title pages This book was very interesting to because I love WWII history and th [...]

    Suzanne
    With longevity came even greater superstition, especially for the ground crew There was a desperate awareness of the odds, of fate Thirty one successful missions was an unnerving statistic by now, rarer by the week It the reason for all the rituals, the most religious among them believing that God must somehow be paying particular attention The third novel in Jeff Shaara s trilogy of World War II in the European theater is, in my opinion, the best of the three The book begins with a bombing miss [...]

    Benjamin Thomas
    I ve raved about Jeff Shaara s historical fiction before and I won t let up this time either Whether he is writing about the Civil War, World War II, or the American Revolution, I have always loved them I think it s because of the way he relays the accurate history but in a style that is easy to absorb He provides insights to the historical periods, helping the armchair historians to better understand what was happening and not bogging us down with the minutia of the moment He also presents the [...]

    Fergie
    A great read Jeff Shaara doesn t hide in his famous father s shadow, proving yet again that he is just as capable as writing worthy historical fiction Anyone who has read The Killer Angels will understand that there must have been some bravery involved in Jeff Shaara s decision to become an author in his own right His father s Angels is now classic and was even considered as a basis for Ken Burns s equally compelling Civil War documentary With books like Gods Generals and No Less Than Victory, t [...]

    Hugh Centerville
    No Less than Victory, Ward reviews a novel of the Second World WarThe author s name Shaara, was prominent on the cover than the actual title of the book I knew about Michael Shaara and his Pulitzer Prize winning account of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels, a book that totally blew me away and thinking this was Michael again, I picked up the book.Turns out it s a different Shaara, Jeff, the son of Mike OK, no problem Let s see what the kid can do.Something else about the cover one of the reviews I [...]

    Joe
    Nobody does military historical fiction better than Jeff Shaara Every book is treated with a respect to historical detail that informs the reader while providing a fast paced narrative that drives a very human story No Less Than Victory is the third book in a series that covers WWII in Europe, with this entry covering the Battle of the Bulge and the eventual Allied victory over Nazi Germany While many are familiar with the overall historical facts, Shaara uses primary sources to capture the pers [...]

    John Roadman
    Another great Jeff Shaara novel about the ending of the war in Europe.

    Trilby
    Another page turner by Jeff Shaara I started this book on CD on a trip up north The story of the soldiers fighting during the winter at the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge was so enthralling, the miles flew by But I finished my trip only one third of the way through the CDs, so I switched to the print version The library book was no less exciting than the spoken one minus the irritating fake German accent the reader assumed on dialog between German characters.This impressive war story invol [...]

    John Nevola
    Shaara abandoned his nautical theme for the title of the last book in his trilogy but didn t forsake his ability to weave a compelling story entwined around historical fact The centerpiece of this work is the Battle of the Bulge where Americans initially suffered the greatest military defeat in their history before eventually throwing the Germans back across the Rhine River Shaara details Hitler s strategy, which he executed against the advice of his most experienced generals He also recounts th [...]

    Ty
    The Shaara family knows how to write about warJeff s father started with some of the best descriptions of battle i have read in The Killer Angels, covering the Civil War Jeff finished up that series and has gone on to cover the American Revolution, several standalone battles in the Civil War, WWI and now, WWII This book winds up the War in Europe, all the way through the tragic accidental death of Patton Shaara brings his typical terse style to the Battle of the Bulge and the story of Hitler s g [...]

    Nicholas Wang
    I thoroughly enjoyed how this book transports you into the mind of 1 a bombardier tasked with flying deep into enemy territory during the Allied bombing campaign of Nazi Germany, and 2 a green private sent into a quiet stretch of the front lines as an introduction to combat only to be thrust into the Battle of the Bulge.This last book in Shaara s WWII trilogy also continues to depict Eisenhower s people management skills and the delusions and dysfunction of Hitler s regime.As in the first two bo [...]

    Ann Wood
    This is a fantastic way to learn about what went on in WW2 It is a bit tedious at times, but worth sticking with This author makes it a story that is very believable and detailed He tells the reader about leaderswhose names were familiar To me, their roles in the war were unknown I think this would be a good read for anyone who wants to know the details of this major event in history I am ready to move on to another phase of the war.

    Frank
    Third book in this four book series, that takes us from the Battle of the Bulge to the end of the war in Europe I enjoy Shaara s blending of the view of the war through the eyes of both major figures and the regular all real individuals soldier What went through their minds during these times, what they asked themselves, and the decisions both good and bad that were made Many of which have been documented in history and biographical works.

    Luke
    After every WW2 book I read I figure I need to take a break, only to plow back into one again a month or so later Enjoyable and insightful at times but a bit mundane at others, it s worth a read if you re into books with green covers

    Judi Leaming
    Outstanding and readable

    Rick
    An excellent fictional account of WWII from the Battle of the Bulge to the end of the war in Europe Recommended.

    Jenny Karraker
    I enjoyed this last book of Shaara s trilogy on WWII Having grown up as a child in the 50 s and early 60 s, I knew a little bit about Eisenhower, but this book really opened my eyes to this man s incredible strengths and abilities He was able to soothe the ruffled feathers of touchy American officers who didn t always get their way He was able to see a broader perspective than just the American one and was able to maximize the abilities of British General Montgomery, despite all his procrastinat [...]

    Andrew
    Brilliant Jeff Shaara finishes his Europe trilogy which started with the somewhat dry The Rising Tide , and really picked up speed with The Steel Wave in tremendous form, following an American rifleman named Benson through the Battle of the Bulge and afterward, German general Von Runstedt, the famous German architect Albert Speer, George S Patton and, of course, Dwight D Eisenhower, who has been the one constant in the trilogy.Shaara s treatment of the incomparable Patton is as perfect as ever t [...]

    Jenny Karraker
    I enjoyed this second installment of Shaara s trilogy about WWII Like his other books in this series, I enjoyed the back and forth viewpoints between the Allied and German soldiers and commanders I hadn t realized Patton was such an egotist, whose mouth often got him into trouble Again, Shaara painted a such realistic picture of the events, that I felt like I was in the middle of all the action.

    Anne
    A satisfying read about the end of WWII in Europe I like that he focuses some on Germans and does not demonize them He does a good job of covering the discovery by the Americans of a work concentration camp It is graphic and disturbing but not sensationalist General Patton made soldiers as well as local Germans tour the camp making the Germans who said they didn t know face the horrible reality Shaara described that well.

    Norb Wormald
    Since I love history and American history Jeff Shaara is a author that get me both sides in the conflicts It is normally hard to get the information as what the other side was doing or why Normally we just WON It amazed me to learn how close Germany came to stopping us after D Day WE also made blunders due to in fighting between Britain AND Patton that allow the German troops to escape the trap to fight later in norhern France Germany.

    Ray Shin
    Great representation of the war in Europe and how it ended I felt like I was actually there in the presence of the revered war heroes and villains Felt the pressure, grit, sorrow, and constant struggle these men have went through And felt like I was an I witness to the fall of a country ruled by a mad man.

    Kristine
    Not a bad book Not what I expected A work of non fiction written as fiction Good, but a bit dry.

    David Christensen
    A friend got me into reading Shaara, I got hooked by Killer Angels civil war , and of course I love this WWII epic

    Michiel
    This one had just a little too much summing up and too little fictional action However, after reading this, I feel I understand end of the war in Europe better than I did before.

    Tom Edwrds
    Consistently good, solid, reliable and entertaining historical novels Look forward to the last in the series.

    Justin
    Very good conclusion to Shaara s trilogy focusing on the Western Front in WW2 Enjoyed the German perspective, but would have liked to see the final months of the war through the eyes of a Nazi fanatic such as Hitler, Himmler or Goebels.

    Timothy
    This book is the third volume of a planned trilogy, all by the historian and author, Jeff Shaara The book is called No Less Than Victory In this novel, a strong powerful voice tells the story of the end of the Second World War in Europe This book was made not to be a comprehensive historical account of the war As Jeff Shaara said, there are lengthy shelves in every library and every bookstore packed with volumes that have tackled the subject in far detail His goal is to take you back in time, a [...]

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