From Publishers Weekly
Vivid portraits and interesting facts fill this engrossing chronicle of the creation and deployment of World War II's U.S. Army. BOMC and History Book Club selections in cloth. Photos.
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From Library Journal
This is a brassy, forceful case study expanding the thesis of A Country Made by War ( LJ 6/1/89): the U.S., far from being a babe in the military woods, has been extraordinarily successful in developing and employing armed forces. Perret argues that in World War II the U.S. Army did so many things so well that its achievements have largely gone unnoticed. Trained and commanded by some of the world's best professional soldiers, American draftees lost only one battle: Kasserine Pass in 1943. Thereafter, neither Germans nor Japanese were able to do more than temporarily check an army that, from the forward foxholes to the desks of GHQ, demonstrated unusual ability to adapt to challenges and circumstances. Perret's colloquial style and clear narrative enhance his presentation of a wartime creation that by 1945 was years ahead of any of its counterparts. Recommended for all collections on World War II. Previewed in "The Day of Infamy in Print," LJ 9/1/91.--Ed.- Dennis E. Showalter, Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs
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