Brothers, Rivals, Victors

Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (23.58 hours)
Product Number: Z100097905
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483076690
Narrator/s: William Hughes
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The true story of the friendship-and rivalry-among the greatest American generals of World War II Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler's hold over Europe. But they also shared an intricate web of relationships going back decades. In the cauldron of World War II, they found their prewar friendships complicated by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, patriotism, and ambition. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Jonathan W. Jordan's book recounts the battle for Europe through the eyes of these three legendary generals. For the first time in such detail, the bonds between them are explored, and readers are treated to an insider's view of life at the summit of raw, violent power. Throughout three years of hard, bloody warfare, Eisenhower, the Alliance's great diplomat, sought victory in the fighting qualities and tactical genius of his most trusted subordinates, Bradley and Patton. They, in turn, owed their careers to Eisenhower. Yet their friendship would be put to the ultimate test as life-and-death decisions were thrust upon them, and honor and duty conflicted with personal loyalty. Brothers, Rivals, Victors is drawn from the candid accounts of its main characters and strips away much of the public image of "Ike" (Eisenhower), the "GI's General" (Bradley), and "Old Blood and Guts" (Patton) to reveal the men behind the legend. Adding richness to this story are the words and observations of a supporting cast of generals, staff officers, secretaries, aides, politicians, and wives, brought together to produce a uniquely intimate account of a relationship that influenced a war. The story of how these three great strategists pulled together to wage the deadliest conflict in history, despite their differences and rivalries, is marvelously told in this eye-opening narrative that is sure to become a classic of military history.

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Author(s): Jonathan W. Jordan
Original Publish Date: Apr 05, 2011

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Author(s): Jonathan W. Jordan
Narrator(s): William Hughes
Product Number DD1801
Released: Mar 29, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441794932
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Author(s): Jonathan W. Jordan
Product Number EB00391402
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Dutton Caliber
ISBN: #9781101475249

Professional reviews

"Looking at the European aspects of WWII, Jordan takes the listener into the minds of the front's three military greats and reveals the complexity of their war-related decisions. Narrator William Hughes has a friendly, all-American kind of voice that perfectly suits his subject. With a balance of enthusiasm and measure, Hughes keeps the listener engaged. Despite the presence of strong personalities like the flamboyant Patton, Hughes is never overly dramatic in his reading. Instead, he consistently conveys the facts in a clear, steady tone. Both author and narrator are compelling and show genuine enthusiasm for this exciting period of America's history. D.M.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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