- Hardcover: 588 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (August 1, 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385278888
- ISBN-13: 978-0385278881
- Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 2.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,208,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ridgway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in World War II Hardcover – August 1, 1985
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While this book does focus on the officer corps and leadership of the airborne, it provides much information and many insights into the selection, training and combat operations of American paratroopers in World War II. For those who wish a foxhole view, there are many other books that address the combat paratrooper aspect of the airborne more thoroughly.
This book contains numerous photographs and maps. It is widely sourced from a very robust bibliography, fully indexed and contains a roster of every commander and executive officer of every paratrooper unit from corps to battalion level.
Anyone interested in airborne operations in World War II would love this book!
John E. Nevola
Author of The Last Jump - A Novel of World War II