The Rising Tide: A Novel of the Second World War. Jeff Shaara, Author. Ballantine $ (p) ISBN Buy *The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II* by Jeff Shaara, The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II Jeff Shaara Ballantine Paperback pages. May The first in a World War II trilogy forms a weak foundation for the series.

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Atkinson manages to sidestep the pitfall that claimed Shaara – while the brass feature prominently he’s also far more adept at explaining the ‘big picture’ and one comes away with an understanding not only of what happened, but how. Even so, the context is correct and the book gives coverage and insights into a neglected part of the war.

This audiobook can be listened to on: The main characters are Erwin RommelDwight D. News to me but what do I know. Jul 23, Warren rated it really liked it. In the US makes its debut in the war against the Nazis by invading Morocco and Algeria, preparing to cut the Germans off during their retreat to the Tunisia stronghold.

The Rising Tide

The perspective is a mixed blessing. I recommend this book in any form. From age 16, Jeff operated a rare coin business, first out of his home, then in a retail store. Then I found The Rising Tide in my house and decided to give it a try. I really enjoyed this book. Exhibit A is Eisenhower who comes across as a bit of a cardboard automaton who emotionlessly builds his strategy and executes on the way to final victory. Please help improve this article by adding citations to shaaga sources.


Monty wonders what Rommel’s doing.

Getting to know the characters, at times I often felt sorry for the G I really enjoyed this book. Learned a lot of things I didn’t know. Normandy and the Bulge take center stage, Jevf and Sicily may riaing some share of the limelight, but anything before the first transports full of GIs shoved off from Bizerte to stick pins in the soft underbelly of Europe?

Can’t wait to dive into part II! And because the past hundred-odd pages of intra-office politics cannot help but to captivate, we soon gain yet ANOTHER perspective, this one of Eisenhower.

He combines the factual details of war and battles with memories of men fighting side by side.

THE RISING TIDE by Jeff Shaara | Kirkus Reviews

It’s very interesting to read from the perspectives of people like Erwin Rommel and Dwight Eisenhower. Ike doesn’t like Monty. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Also by Jeff Shaara. With the exception of General Alexander, briefly, there is little detail zhaara Churchill and Montgomery, two well known characters in any case. With him go our hopes for the war story this is supposed to be.

Refresh and try again. This article does not cite any sources. I count his father’s work “Killer Angels” as one of the finest historical novels I have ever read. Monty doesn’t like anybody. Yes there’s a formula to it in Shaara’s work that is very familiar and identifiable.

I suspect our author felt much the same, given how close some of his scenes bear to the movie, but no matter. While I obviously have never met any jefd the characters and can not compare the story to real life, I still love how realistically Jeff Shaara describes each one.


He never quite breaks the spell however although he pushes against it in places. May 20, Pages Buy.

The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II– book review

Be the first to discover new talent! This time the stage is World War II, but despite the scenery, the play itself is far from dramatic. The timeline runs from the North African campaign through the invasion of Sicily. With you-are-there immediacy, painstaking historical detail, and all-inclusive points of view, Shaara portrays the momentous and increasingly dramatic events that pulled America into the vortex of this monumental conflict.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This section felt rushed through and is adjunct to the rest of the book. The historical fiction in this book is its weak point. The reader does not feel the African irsing, cover his face against the blowing sand, or gaze in nervous wonder at the low scrub country, the distant crags, or the Roman ruins that will very soon bear witness to modern mechanized warfare.

Patton doesn’t like Monty, either.