Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Battle Of The Bulge: Hitler's Ardennes Offensive, 1944-1945 Paperback – September 21, 1999


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$25.00 $0.44

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; New edition edition (September 21, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580970230
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580970235
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,919,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Danny S. Parker is a former research consultant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the Battle of the Bulge. He is the author of To Win the Winter Sky: The Air Way Over the Ardennes, and editor of The Battle of the Bulge: The German View and Hitler's Ardennes Offensive. He lives in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

More About the Author

Danny S. Parker developed a keen interest in the history of the WWII at an early age. In 1991, he authored "Battle of the Bulge," an detailed campaign overview, followed in 1994 by "To Win the Winter Sky," an account of the last months of the air war. For twenty years, he has researched an in-depth biography of Jochen Peiper, an infamous German WWII personality. This effort spans over 200 interviews in the U.S. and Europe as well as many weeks at the U.S. National Archives and the Bundesarchiv in Germany. Unique information developed on the Malmedy massacre saw the publication of "Fatal Crossroads" in 2011. His biography of Peiper, "Hitler's Warrior," will be released in December 2014. The author is particularly interested in preserving the rich history of the Second World War and through it conveying insight into the human condition. His other interests span the gamut: low energy home design, invention and machines, Zen practice and good coffee. On Twitter: @DannySParker

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
1
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
This book belongs in every military history library.
Randal G. Heller
The hardcover edition has the full maps without omissions of details and they are easy to read.
Kirk D. Skorzak
As well as first hand commentary which covers the entire campaign.
M. A. Ramos

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Ramos VINE VOICE on May 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is by military historian Danny S. Parker who has made a lifetime study of the Ardennes campaign. The book includes rare photos from American, British and German sources. As well as first hand commentary which covers the entire campaign. December 16th, 1944 Hitler launched his last desperate offensive. And the German leader formally acknowledged failure on December 28th. But the battle would continue until 28 January 1945, when American lines would be back to where they started.
You will find much information in this book that has not been used before in any publication. And that makes it a valuable resource and addition to any military library. He has gone to great lengths to show us both the allies and axis point of view on this battle. It is amazing how close the fuel deprived units of the Third Reich came to our large fuel depots. For all the information provided, this book is a very easy read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Randal G. Heller on January 2, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Historian and Game Designer Danny Parker provides a highly readable and scholarly account of Hitler's last offensive in the west, December 1944. Using primary sources and personal interviews, Danny captures the battle like no other author. The book is packed with text, photos, and maps. There are pearls from the battle the reader will delightfully come across that are not found in other accounts. For example, the author address the "Myth and Mystery" surrounding the presence of the infamous German Tiger Tanks in previous historical literature - where they were and with whom they served. Individual chapters discuss the effects of weather, influence of terrain, and differences in weaponry. He appropriately pauses at critical points to analyze the progress of the battle from both the Allied and German perspectives. In addition to a complete order of battle, the book provides a chronological listing of reinforcements committed to the Ardennes. This is a book easily appreciated by both the casual reader and the serious historian. My personal copy is highlighted and annotated. This book belongs in every military history library. If you buy only one book on the Bulge, this is the one to own.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Railbird on January 3, 2009
Format: Paperback
I found myself in a love-hate relationship with this book almost from the first page. I would recommend it more as a reference for those already thoroughly familiar with the Battle of the Bulge than as an introduction. (Some personal background: Growing up, my best friend's father arrived in Europe on D-Day +2 and participated in the Battle of the Bulge as part of Patton's Third Army. He was an artilleryman who engaged Tiger Tanks with direct fire from 8" self-propelled howitzers. This book resonates with his recollections.)

The bad. As painful as I find it to do this, let me dispose of my criticisms first:

The biggest problem with the book is a lack of organization and coherence. It is difficult to follow, with facts thrown in without context. This is exacerbated by a lack of continuity between the text and the illustrations, especially the maps. I often would struggle, in vain, to find a town or unit referenced in the text on a map in the same chapter. Many maps don't even indicate the location of Bastogne, much less St. Vith. In many places in this book, I couldn't see the forest for the trees.

The editing seems to be non-existent, the book is riddled with cringe-inducing malapropisms which only amplify the effects of disorganization. There are other gaffes, like repeated words ("the the") and the like which betray a lack of proofreading.

Some nits: Partially translated German unit names, zum Beispiel "Sixth Panzer Armee". (Italicized in the original.) I suppose it's OK to translate ordinal numbers and leave the rest in the original German. He follows some kind of convention where, apparently, ISS Panzer Division is [Roman] First S.S. Panzer Division, IISS Panzer Division is [Roman] Second S.S. Panzer Division. Be prepared.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marion Hill on July 29, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Of the several books I've read about the Battle of the Bulge, I rate it the best in detail, organization and the many photos.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?