TITLE------THE RISING TIDE, A NOVEL OF WW2
First of all, the reason i chose to
review this book, is that it's written by Jeff Shaara. I think the son
has finally stepped out of his father's shadow. His father was the late
Michael Shaara, of KILLER ANGELS
Once he finished his dad's trilogy, the
son set out to make his own legacy. I do believe with each book, he
makes another step.
THE RISING TIDE, is
another wonderful step by Mr. Shaara, to be his own writer. You meet
the men of the WW2, not only those who became legends but the gunner,
and the infantryman.Here in the desert of North Africa the US Army that
one day will storm the beaches of France, get their first battle scars.
You delight in meeting men like Ike,
Patton, Bradley, Churchill, but it's the every day solider that will
bring the light into this book. Men like Jack Logan from Florida, and
man who one day will pilot the Enola Gay into history, Paul Tibbets.
This is the first book in another
trilogy, that is planned by the author. If you would put this book with
Rick Atkinson's ARMY AT DAWN
<non fiction, of the battles for North Africa>, I think the full story
of that campaign will come home to you.
Before I close, for my fellow Civil War
students, we're not forgotten. Mr. Shaara has
given us GRANT, SHERMAN AND STUART
tanks in the desert. Ike is liken to one Mr. Robert E. Lee. Bradley in
conversation <fictionalized of course> tell Ike they<the Americans> need
All in all this was a very well written
and fun read.
I highly recommend it
i give it 8 stars
Peggy <the AOL host formally known as