Spearhead

An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
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Product Number: Z100140295
Released: Feb 19, 2019
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ISBN: #9781984846013
Narrator/s: Johnathan McClain
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner's journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel-and forge an enduring bond with his enemy. When Clarence Smoyer is assigned to the gunner's seat of his Sherman tank, his crewmates discover that the gentle giant from Pennsylvania has a hidden talent: He's a natural-born shooter. At first, Clarence and his fellow crews in the legendary 3rd Armored Division-"Spearhead"-thought their tanks were invincible. Then they met the German Panther, with a gun so murderous it could shoot through one Sherman and into the next. Soon a pattern emerged: The lead tank always gets hit. After Clarence sees his friends cut down breaching the West Wall and holding the line in the Battle of the Bulge, he and his crew are given a weapon with the power to avenge their fallen brothers: the Pershing, a state-of-the-art "super tank," one of twenty in the European theater. But with it comes a harrowing new responsibility: Now they will spearhead every attack. That's how Clarence, the corporal from coal country, finds himself leading the U.S. Army into its largest urban battle of the European war, the fight for Cologne, the "Fortress City" of Germany. Battling through the ruins, Clarence will engage the fearsome Panther in a duel immortalized by an army cameraman. And he will square off with Gustav Schaefer, a teenager behind the trigger in a Panzer IV tank, whose crew has been sent on a suicide mission to stop the Americans. As Clarence and Gustav trade fire down a long boulevard, they are taken by surprise by a tragic mistake of war. What happens next will haunt Clarence to the modern day, drawing him back to Cologne to do the unthinkable: to face his enemy, one last time.

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Author(s): Adam Makos
Original Publish Date: Feb 19, 2019

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Author(s): Adam Makos
Narrator(s): Johnathan McClain
Product Number DD41835
Released: Feb 19, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984845986
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Author(s): Adam Makos
Product Number EB00727131
Released: Feb 19, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780804176736

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