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We see the crew for a couple of installments before they slip off the page, never to reappear.

To ask other readers questions about The Rising Tideplease sign up. He relates what he believes was said, based on his research of history, the men, how they spoke, their grammar, their breeding, education, beliefs, and their frustrations. Then Mister Shaara spots his mistake. Shaara has written eight books that have become bestsellers, including The Rising Tide.

Not just anyone can do this however, and Shaara, in the context of a different war and scope of activity, shows to me that he is a fine writer in his own right and worthy of investing the time to read.

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The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation’s most poignant chronicle of World War II. Retrieved from ” https: We are all fortunate that he inherited his father’s wonderful gift.

To view it, click here. An inordinate share of ink is devoted to both commanders in their headquarters with their staff. Apr 18, Dick Gullickson rated it really liked it.

It’s free and yours to keep. Shaara is a gifted author that both educates and entertains with his historical novels.


Given this backdrop it must be said that Jeff Shaara has managed one fine trick – an uneven, plodding doorstop of a book that goes nowhere and takes its sweet time. When Germany’s ally Japan launches a stunning attack on Pearl Harbor, America is drawn into the war, fighting to jjeff back the Japanese conquest of the Pacific, while standing side-by-side with their British ally, the last hope for turning the tide of the war. To the Last Man. There is no feeling of unease as ieff Cs take off for Sicily, no airsickness, no anti-aircraft tracers courtesy by and large of the U.

Eisenhower, whose tireless efficiency shaaga win the war; his subordinates, clashing in both style and personality, from George Patton and Mark Clark to Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery.

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Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. From the Compact Disc edition. This Shaara – my first, since his father’s Shawra Angels – reads like warmed up mush compared to Atkinson. Further, he commits the cardinal sin of reducing a series of crucial early campaigns to a game played with maps and pins.

Books tixe Tape Availability: It just wasn’t a lot of fun to do. From tank driver to paratrooper to the men who gave the commands, Shaara’s stirring portrayals bring the heroic and the tragic to life in brilliant detail. Historical Fiction Military Fiction Audiobooks.

As battles rage along the coasts of the Mediterranean, the momentum of the war begins to shift, setting the stage for the massive invasion of France, at a seaside resort called Normandy. Admittedly, this book was heavy on history and light on fiction, with little interest in manufacturing diversions from the story to throw some romance or drama into the mix that wasn’t there already. And there it ends. The Rising Tide Jeff Shaara book reviews: He combines the factual details of war and battles with memories of men fighting side by side.


Dec 05, Susan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Now on too book number 2. Almost 30 years gone, it is my only chance. Coming into the war mid-way is disconcerting. Hardcoverpages.

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I have never read another book by Shaara, so I wonder if he tells the rest of the Italy campaign. Lists with This Book. Heff 26, Dale rated it really liked it. A Blaze of Glory.

After the critical and commercial success of the film, Jeff was approached about the possibility of continuing the story, finding someone to write a prequel and sequel to The Killer Angels. Shaara writes in such a way that the characters came alive hte I felt like I was watching a movie, not just reading a book.

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Thw Montgomery is about as colorful as Shaara’s Syaara. According to my history teacher this is some of the best historical fictions on WW2 out there, and I have to believe that. Ever since reading Gods and Generals I have been convinced that Jeff Shaara doesn’t have anything like the gift for writing his father, Shaara, Michaelexhibited in the breathtaking historical novel The Killer Angels.

I appreciate the insight into the decision-making and strategy of the generals.