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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Matt rated it liked it Shelves: Shaara evokes the agony of desert warfare and the utter chaos of shaqra airborne assault. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Please provide an email address.


The best part of Eisenhower’s presence? And because the past hundred-odd pages of intra-office politics cannot help but to captivate, we soon gain yet Thw perspective, this one of Eisenhower. The majority of the historical fiction part of the book, among the Allied characters at least, is Shaara’s characters putting themselves into place to fight Rommell and setting the scene for the second book.

Granted, North Africa was hardly an all-American show, but just the same I was glad to see risihg acknowledge that it existed, that battles were fought there, and that this bore at all on the campaigns to follow.

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At gide point Rommel is still running wild and the security of the British toehold in Egypt is uncertain. His forays into the First and Second World war have shown me that he is a successful and worthy author in his own right and regardless of the source of his formula, and it is of course clearly an emulation of dear old dad, the formula works and works well! Small mercies, I suppose.


Everything’s screwed up for the drop. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In Sicily, the Allies attack their enemy with a barely tested weapon: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. More than an unprecedented and intimate portrait of those who waged this astonishing global war, The Rising Tide is a vivid gallery of characters both immortal and unknown: Overall, I can’t fault him for this. Maybe someone should have required reading risiing this as part of my high school curriculum because apparently historical fiction is A fairly large book, I nonetheless devoured it in two days and for the first time understand at least something about the command on both sides of the lines and the experience of the tank battalions in North Africa and eventually the invasion of Sicily and Italy, not to mention the importance of the North African campaign to the success of the Allies in World War II.

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Still, he makes Eisenhower and Patton come alive, their personalities, struggled, and thoughts. The problem with this book isn’t the topic, or historical inaccuracies I can forgive an author for that given the depth shaars scope of this projectit was simply the way Shaara writes.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. But it’s an effective trick – by putting an armor engagement front and center Shaara draws the reader in and leads one to believe this a book about a shooting war.

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rixing 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. It is through their eyes that the reader experiences the Desert campaign in North Africa as well as the invasion riing Sicily and Italy by the allies. I also loved how he wrote the book from several perspectives, from Eisenhower, head of Allied operations, to Erwin Rommel, commander of the Afrika Korps, to Jack Logan, an Allied tank gunner.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read saving…. It just wasn’t a lot of fun to do. It also covers Operation Husky in Italy. The soldiers talk was really funny at shaaar.

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Overall rating Tye ratings yet 0. Articles lacking sources from February All articles lacking sources All stub articles. Italy Operation Husky with the battle for Italy receives minimal coverage.

We see the crew for a couple of installments before they slip off the page, never to reappear. The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation’s most poignant chronicle of W A modern master of the historical novel, Jeff Shaara has painted brilliant depictions of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, and World War I. Received with much critical shara, the book became Jeff’s third bestseller.

The multiple voices do not achieve harmony.

Jun 11, Iluvbooks rated it did not like it. But if you’re seriously interested, read Rick Atkinson’s histories, starting with An Army at Dawn, paralleling this volume, instead; they read like novels.

As for that great fiction novel about North Africa On top of that, being theater commander means Ike gets to deal with the Vichy French. He brings out historical setting, jfef, and happenings through the lives of characters based on reality.