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YOU ARE THE GENERAL by Nathan Aaseng


by Nathan Aaseng

Age Range: 12 & up

Pub Date: March 1st, 1994
ISBN: 1-881508-11-0

 Aaseng applies to military history his highly successful ``You Are...'' format (used previously for accounts of political history and sports), allowing readers to choose among options available to commanders in seven 20th-century battles. Playing no favorites among nations, he sympathetically presents the German campaigns against France in 1914 and Britain in 1940, the 1942 Japanese attack on Midway, the D-Day invasion, the U.N. defense of South Korea in 1950, the 1968 Vietnamese Tet Offensive, and Desert Storm. Each chapter provides sufficient background information followed by the likely prospects for three or four different courses of action and, finally, the real-life choice and its result. Aaseng makes it fun to practice making such far- reaching decisions without having to face real losses of life. Maps; photos; source notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)