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Battle Of The Bulge: Hitler's Ardennes Offensive, 1944-1945 Paperback – September 21, 1999
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Danny S. Parker took a different route in assembling this book. Battle of the Bulge books, including those that are rushed to publication in advance of battle anniversary dates, tend to be a rehash of the same old material. Not so with Parker's book. Taking it one step further, Parker avoids using the same tired photographs that appear in most other books on the subject. A majority of the photos originate from combat motion picture stills. The photo captions alone offer superb photo analysis.
If you want data, this book has it. Parker's BATTLE OF THE BULGE debunks many of the myths about the battle. For example, very few King Tiger tanks were available for the battle. Additionally, it did not start snowing until midway through the offensive. All of this is backed up by meticulous research.
If you are a Battle of the Bulge historian, you should treat yourself to this book.
Outstanding Research: Parker did his homework for this one! Unlike so many who write military history, especially WWII history, with a provincial or nationalistic perspective, Parker tells the story from both sides of the "fence". Certainly the U.S. Army is front and center but given the make up of the victorious Allied forces this is not altogether unfair. Readers are treated to various aspects of Bulge history (see next section), not just prose dedicated to combat, but order of battle information for both Allied and German forces, summaries of weapons utilized, views from the top during planning phases, execution and response, and erasure of the Bulge (again from both sides). Moreover, Parker has provided a number of fabulous photographs, many in the "then-and-now" vein.
Expert Organization: Although Parker covers a lot of diverse material related to the Battle of the Bulge (from combat to logistics and post-war museums and battle games), he (and/or his editor) organizes his story in such a way that readers are unlikely to become bored even if not interested in all the individual components.Read more ›
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Outstanding, Collectible hardcopy of Danny Parker's "Battle of the Bulge". With photos and narrative on each page - this is not the old style all photos in the center of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by PatnCat
Mr. Parker provides an excellent overview of this famous battle sprinkled with the right amount of smaller stories or sub-plots to provide the reader with a well balanced account... Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by Dwayne Williams
I bought this hardcover edition as a replacement for the softcover edition I already owned and was very displeased with, and it put the softcover edition to shame. Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Kirk D. Skorzak
This is an excellent book, and it well deserves all of the praise it receives. I can't possibly think of any kudos I could add that haven't already been mentioned, but... Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by Kirk D. Skorzak
Great Shipment of produce, speedy service and very good product value. Will use this vendor again. I have nothing else to say.Published on January 11, 2013 by Mark S. Pritt
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.Published on July 29, 2011 by Marion Hill
This book was a challenge to read. It is highly intellectual and requires knowledge of WWII. The maps help to understand the battle but good have been better laid out for easier... Read morePublished on August 17, 2009 by Sean Lotarski
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... Read morePublished on January 3, 2009 by Railbird