BATTLEGROUND: The United States Army in World War II by James Collier

BATTLEGROUND: The United States Army in World War II

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Second World War was such an unconfined sprawl that even 20 years later its history cannot be compassed in a book of ordinary length, but must be broken down as Mr. Collier has done with the Army, into its fighting branches. He uses an anecdotal approach to the theaters and the battles in which the Army carried the heaviest responsibility for defeat or victory, and his stories are shared out among the officers and the men. He hasn't Irving Werstein's flair for organizing the overall political and military factors that affect campaigns. Nevertheless, his book will be of interest to boys for the same reasons that adult books on this subject sell so well; a lot of veterans are willing to read these books and they have a lot of sons.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1965
Publisher: Norton