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About the Author
- ASIN : B00J3EU7ES
- Publisher : Open Road Media (April 1, 2014)
- Publication date : April 1, 2014
- Language: : English
- File size : 2055 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 146 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #696,902 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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It's a small book but unlike Lloyd Clark's book that gives you a lot of background information and doesn't start the landings at Anzio until nearly page 100, the author has the landing craft driving toward the shore on page one and except for breaking away to describe the slaughter of 36th ID at the Rapido River, the rest of book describes the action on the beachhead.
The author discusses Lucas's late offensive that drives into a disorganized but determined German defense and is stopped in its tracks. The authors talks about the terrible loss of our Ranger battalions at Cisterna and about the 3rd ID faltering at the German counteroffensive but recovering to restore the line. You'll also read about the hardships of the 45th ID and the British 1st ID as well and more. This story is a tribute to the combat soldier and a lot of individuals are mentioned for the bravery under fire that they showed. The book ends with the breakout of the beachhead.
This book is not as complete as Clark's or D'este's books and it doesn't have maps or photos but it will show you what it was like to be in the heat of battle that only a vetenan can show. It's a specialty book that will nicely complement your other Anzio books. Its highly recommended.
HOWEVER, this version is set in an awkward type face that is not easy to read, and one where italics (which Fehrenbach likes to use) look like they are the wrong size, different sizes, or both....AND there are so many typos caused by a poor scanning and no proofreading that it is very distracting!!
I have proofread/copyedited more than 65 manuscripts and have written two books myself. I recommend people buy it--but get it from another source that doesn't have all the typos. Very disappointing--only Fehrenbach's lively presentation kept this from being a ONE STAR ONLY rating. Amazon, you can do better than this!!!